The F.K. 23 Bantam was developed in 1917 by Dutch aviation pioneer Frederick Koolhoven, then working as chief designer at British Aerial Transport Company. The biplane was intended as a fighter for the nascent Royal Air Force in the First World War. This craft was shown in 1919 at the First Aviation Exhibition in Amsterdam, which marked the start of civil aviation in Holland.
From the Rijksstudio, a searchable database of works at the Rijks Museum (via MeFi). One of our favourite tumblrs is Still Life Quick Heart, and the Rijks Museum collection is a fine place in which to duplicate that site’s esoteric approach to art curation.