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Jan Tooropartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanPoerworedjo (Nederlands-Indië) 1858-1928 Den Haag

biography of Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop

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.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Jan Toorop


Toorop J.Th.  | A small lake surrounded by trees, farmhouses in the distance, black and coloured chalk on paper, 16.4 x 11.3 cmToorop J.Th.

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


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Jan Toorop


Toorop J.Th.  | A Beach, Oost-Voorne, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 10.9 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916Toorop J.Th.

A Beach, Oost-Voorne, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 10.9 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916

Toorop J.Th.  | A country road, pencil and pastel on paper, 11.3 x 16.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1915Toorop J.Th.

A country road, pencil and pastel on paper, 11.3 x 16.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1915

Toorop J.Th.  | A country road with strollers, coloured chalk on paper, 15.6 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.Toorop J.Th.

A country road with strollers, coloured chalk on paper, 15.6 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.

Toorop J.Th.  | A girl from Zeeland, chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper, 12.0 x 16.3 cm, signed l.r. with monogram and u.r.Toorop J.Th.

A girl from Zeeland, chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper, 12.0 x 16.3 cm, signed l.r. with monogram and u.r.

Toorop J.Th.  | Along the Seine, Paris, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 15.2 x 23.4 cm, signed l.l.c. and executed circa 1903Toorop J.Th.

Along the Seine, Paris, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 15.2 x 23.4 cm, signed l.l.c. and executed circa 1903

Toorop J.Th.  | Annie Hall, the artist's wife, reading, watercolour and gouache on paper, 40.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r.Toorop J.Th.

Annie Hall, the artist's wife, reading, watercolour and gouache on paper, 40.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r.

Toorop J.Th.  | Bonensnijder, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 48.0 x 62.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1905Toorop J.Th.

Bonensnijder, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 48.0 x 62.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1905

Toorop J.Th.  | Children by a pump, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 11.3 x 15.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1903Toorop J.Th.

Children by a pump, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 11.3 x 15.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1903

Toorop J.Th.  | Cycling in Zeeland, mixed media on paper, 11.5 x 16.0 cm, signed l.l.Toorop J.Th.

Cycling in Zeeland, mixed media on paper, 11.5 x 16.0 cm, signed l.l.

Toorop J.Th.  | Elegant company on an path in the dunes, watercolour on paper, 24.4 x 33.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '85Toorop J.Th.

Elegant company on an path in the dunes, watercolour on paper, 24.4 x 33.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '85

Toorop J.Th.  | Figures on a boulevard in Paris, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 15.1 x 23.2 cm, signed l.l. and executed circa 1903Toorop J.Th.

Figures on a boulevard in Paris, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 15.1 x 23.2 cm, signed l.l. and executed circa 1903

Toorop J.Th.  | Fischermen on the beach, chalk and watercolour on paper on board, 25.2 x 28.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1890Toorop J.Th.

Fischermen on the beach, chalk and watercolour on paper on board, 25.2 x 28.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1890

Toorop J.Th.  | Gathering potatoes, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 47.9 x 62.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1907Toorop J.Th.

Gathering potatoes, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 47.9 x 62.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1907

Toorop J.Th.  | Girls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts, oil on board, 47.9 x 62.7 cm, signed signed double: l.c. and u.l. and painted circa. 1907-1908Toorop J.Th.

Girls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts, oil on board, 47.9 x 62.7 cm, signed signed double: l.c. and u.l. and painted circa. 1907-1908

Toorop J.Th.  | In the harbour of Antwerpen, watercolour on paper, 29.2 x 46.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '85Toorop J.Th.

In the harbour of Antwerpen, watercolour on paper, 29.2 x 46.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '85

Toorop J.Th.  | Miek Janssen, Domburg, chalk on paper, 11.0 x 13.9 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1918-1922Toorop J.Th.

Miek Janssen, Domburg, chalk on paper, 11.0 x 13.9 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1918-1922

Toorop J.Th.  | Milkmaid, pencil on paper, 11.0 x 15.2 cm, signed twiceToorop J.Th.

Milkmaid, pencil on paper, 11.0 x 15.2 cm, signed twice

Toorop J.Th.  | Prawn fishers, Zeeland, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 11.4 x 15.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916Toorop J.Th.

Prawn fishers, Zeeland, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 11.4 x 15.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916

Toorop J.Th.  | Shepherd and his flock, watercolour on paper, 40.4 x 31.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1884Toorop J.Th.

Shepherd and his flock, watercolour on paper, 40.4 x 31.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1884

Toorop J.Th.  | Study of a country lane, with color indications, pencil and pastel on paper, 11.1 x 14.7 cm, signed l.r.Toorop J.Th.

Study of a country lane, with color indications, pencil and pastel on paper, 11.1 x 14.7 cm, signed l.r.

Toorop J.Th.  | The Noordstraat, Domburg, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 15.8 x 11.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916Toorop J.Th.

The Noordstraat, Domburg, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 15.8 x 11.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1916

Toorop J.Th.  | The quay of Veere, chalk and watercolour on paper, 10.5 x 14.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated Veere 1903Toorop J.Th.

The quay of Veere, chalk and watercolour on paper, 10.5 x 14.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated Veere 1903

Toorop J.Th.  | The singer (Bas) Görz, Domburg, chalk on paper, 9.5 x 10.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '07Toorop J.Th.

The singer (Bas) Görz, Domburg, chalk on paper, 9.5 x 10.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '07

Toorop J.Th.  | View of the beach, Vlissingen, oil on panel, 20.7 x 22.7 cm, signed l.r.Toorop J.Th.

View of the beach, Vlissingen, oil on panel, 20.7 x 22.7 cm, signed l.r.

Toorop J.Th.  | Walking along the beach, Oostvoorne, watercolour on paper, 11.0 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1916Toorop J.Th.

Walking along the beach, Oostvoorne, watercolour on paper, 11.0 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1916


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