Large round tin drum with images of Ot and Sien
Large round tin drum with images of Ot and Sien.
This large vintage tin drum is still in a neat condition and has a loose cover with a wide green rim. On top of the lid and the sides of this tin are three beautiful large images of Ot and Sien.
Like; Ot and See in the rain under a large umbrella with a rain pipe with wooden washbasin on the background. Together eating from a picnic basket, sitting on the pavement. Together in the snow with wooden shoes, during a snow breeze. In the background an old handcart.
- Height: 21.50 cm.
- Diameter: 22 cm.
Ot en Sien is a Dutch children's book series, written by Hindericus Scheepstra, a teacher in Drenthe, the Netherlands. It centers around two little children, a boy named Ot and a girl named Sien.
It was the start of a new method of writing children's books and had a profound influence on Dutch elementary education in the first half of the twentieth century.
Ot and Sien are the main characters in a series of Dutch children's tales that were very popular in the first half of the twentieth century. The first series titled Dicht bij Huis ("Close to home"), appeared in 1902. The second series Nog bij Moeder ("Still with mother"), followed in 1904. The author of the stories was Hindericus Scheepstra (nl). However, he acted on the inspiration of Jan Ligthart, who had the intention to expose young people to what he considered a healthy daily family life. The illustrations were made by Cornelis Jetses (nl).
After WWII the stories of Ot and Sien gradually went out of fashion and they were often ridiculed for the unrealistic picture they gave of life in the province. A century after their appearance there is a revival in the interest for the publications and in 2004 an exposition was held, focusing mostly on the artwork by Jetses.
Ot (short for Otto) and Sien (short for e.g. Francine) are two next-door neighbors, a boy and a girl. Their illustrations were based on two children that actually lived in Jetses' neighborhood. The stories are situated in Drenthe that was at the time the most impoverished province of the Netherlands where quite a few people were still living in dwellings constructed of peat and sods. The surrounding poverty is nowhere to be seen in the stories that depict a very idealized version of reality.
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Country of origin
Kind of object
Ot and Sien
Tin - metal
With images of Ot & Sien by Cornelis Jetses
Good vintage condition