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Cornelis Raaphorstartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanNieuwkoop 1875-1954 Wassenaar

biography of Cornelis Raaphorst

Raaphorst grew up in poor circumstances in a farming family with seven children in Wassenaar, where he would live all his life. At a young age he was engaged in drawing and later also in painting. He earns a living for his large family – wife and nine children – as a house and decorative painter; in his spare time he practices as an amateur painter. Only after the age of fifty would he become so successful with it that he could make it his profession. Initially Raaphorst paints and draws villages, landscapes with animals and flower still lifes. After that, playfull kittens become his main motif. He paints them in all their doings, surrounded by colorful draperies and precious utensils. The source of inspiration must have been the work of Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, although he applied his own style of painting.
After Raaphorst presented a work with cats to Kunsthandel Scheen in The Hague, he was promptly advised to specialize in this. After that, playing kittens become his main motif. He paints them in all their doings, surrounded by colorful draperies and precious utensils. The source of inspiration must have been the work of Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, although he applied his own style of painting. Over time, Raaphorst added more and more luxury items to his paintings, his paintings became more colorful and the quality of his cat paintings increased over time. His work was sought after beyond the national borders and is still loved today.


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Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens playing, oil on canvas, 40.4 x 50.7 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens playing with a string of beads, pastel on paper laid down on painter's board, 24.4 x 30.9 cm, signed l.r.

Cornelis Raaphorst

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Three kittens playing with a string of beads

Cornelis Raaphorst | Two kittens on a cushion, pastel on paper, 25.2 x 31.0 cm, signed l.l.

Cornelis Raaphorst

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Two kittens on a cushion


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Cornelis Raaphorst


Cornelis Raaphorst | Anemones in an earthenware pot, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.5 x 24.6 cm, signed l.l.

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Anemones in an earthenware pot

Cornelis Raaphorst | Two kittens, oil on panel, 12.9 x 18.2 cm, signed l.r.

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Two kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Six kittens playing in an interior, oil on canvas, 60.1 x 80.3 cm, signed l.l.

Cornelis Raaphorst

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Six kittens playing in an interior

Cornelis Raaphorst | Six kittens playing, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Six kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kitten, oil on panel, 18.2 x 26.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Kitten

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kitten with ball of wool, oil on panel, 13.5 x 18.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Kitten with ball of wool

Cornelis Raaphorst | Six playing kittens on a pillow, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 70.4 cm, signed l.r.

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Six playing kittens on a pillow

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three playing kittens, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 30.7 cm, signed l.l.

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Three playing kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on canvas, 24.2 x 30.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three playful kittens, oil on canvas, 30.3 x 40.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Three playful kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three playing kittens and a box of ribbons, oil on canvas, 29.8 x 40.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Three playing kittens and a box of ribbons

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens playing around valuable books, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 80.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens playing around valuable books

Cornelis Raaphorst | Four playing kittens, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 60.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Four playing kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on canvas, 24.2 x 30.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kitten playing, oil on panel, 12.9 x 18.0 cm, signed u.l.

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Kitten playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Playful kittens, oil on canvas, 30.2 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.

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Playful kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Playing with the cotton reel, oil on canvas, 19.2 x 25.1 cm, signed l.r.

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Playing with the cotton reel

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens playing, oil on canvas, 40.1 x 50.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Dinner time, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 60.4 cm, signed l.r.

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Dinner time

Cornelis Raaphorst | Four kittens at play, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 60.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Four kittens at play

Cornelis Raaphorst | A cat with six kittens, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.5 cm, signed l.l.

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A cat with six kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 24.3 x 31.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Four kittens playing, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 60.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Four kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three Kittens, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.9 x 27.9 cm, signed l.l.

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Three Kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Five Kittens, oil on canvas, 59.5 x 79.6 cm, signed l.l.

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Five Kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Two kittens, oil on canvas, 18.3 x 24.9 cm, signed l.l.

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Two kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Furry friends, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 70.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Furry friends

Cornelis Raaphorst | Furry friends, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Furry friends

Cornelis Raaphorst | Playful kittens, oil on canvas, 20.3 x 27.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Playful kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens playing, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 50.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Two kittens, oil on canvas, 18.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Two kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | A cat with two kittens, oil on canvas, 39.0 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r.

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A cat with two kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Six kittens playing, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 70.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Six kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Playful kittens, oil on canvas, 30.0 x 40.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Playful kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Bulbfields, oil on canvas, 17.3 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1916

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Bulbfields

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on panel, 18.4 x 24.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens at play, oil on canvas, 18.0 x 23.9 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens at play

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on canvas, 50.4 x 60.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 60.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Playful kittens, oil on canvas, 50.4 x 60.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Playful kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens, oil on canvas, 19.0 x 25.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Kittens playing with a fan, oil on canvas, 20.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Kittens playing with a fan

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, oil on canvas, 24.3 x 30.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens playing, drawing on paper, 27.5 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.

Cornelis Raaphorst

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Three kittens playing

Cornelis Raaphorst | Three kittens, 14.9 x 18.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Three kittens


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