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Toorop J.Th.  | Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop | Watercolours and other works on paper offered for sale | A small lake surrounded by trees, farmhouses in the distance, black and coloured chalk on paper 16.4 x 11.3 cm
Toorop J.Th.  | Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop | Watercolours and other works on paper offered for sale | A small lake surrounded by trees, farmhouses in the distance, black and coloured chalk on paper 16.4 x 11.3 cm

Jan Toorop

A small lake surrounded by trees, farmhouses in the distance
black and coloured chalk on paper 16.4 x 11.3 cm

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: 5,500

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Jan Toorop, the father of Charley Toorop, is one of the leading Dutch avant-garde painters of the period around the turn of the 20th century. He painted, etched, drew and made watercolours of landscapes, figures, nudes and portraits. Toorop’s choice to live in Katwijk was due to the immense pull the sea exerted on him. The quiet fishing village and the water inspired the painter to make some of his seminal works. In 1887 Toorop saw Georges Seurat’s work and immediately adopted his pointillism – then at the start of its artistic development – albeit in his own personal manner. In Domburg, Zeeland, where he spent the summers between1903 and 1922, he made full use of this technique.


Toorop J.Th.  | An elegant lady reading, oil on canvas 37.2 x 28.0 cm, dated 1883 Toorop J.Th.

An elegant lady reading, oil on canvas 37.2 x 28.0 cm, dated 1883

Toorop J.Th.  | In the dunes near Domburg, black chalk and watercolour on paper 6.2 x 6.6 cm, signed l.l. (twise) and dated 1912 Toorop J.Th.

In the dunes near Domburg, black chalk and watercolour on paper 6.2 x 6.6 cm, signed l.l. (twise) and dated 1912

Toorop J.Th.  | Vagabonds in the dunes, pen and ink on paper 12.1 x 14.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated l.m. 1890 Toorop J.Th.

Vagabonds in the dunes, pen and ink on paper 12.1 x 14.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated l.m. 1890


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