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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.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Jan Toorop


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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A Beach, Oost-Voorne

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A country road

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A country road with strollers

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A girl from Zeeland

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A small lake surrounded by trees, farmhouses in the distance

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Along the Seine, Paris

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

Jan Toorop

painting • previously for sale

An elegant lady reading

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Annie Hall, the artist's wife, reading

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Bonensnijder

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Children by a pump

Jan Toorop | Children playing on the beach, pencil and coloured chalk on paper, 11.5 x 15.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1907

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Children playing on the beach

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Cycling in Zeeland

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Elegant company on an path in the dunes

Jan Toorop | 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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Figures on a boulevard in Paris

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Fischermen on the beach

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Gathering potatoes

Jan Toorop | 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

Jan Toorop

painting • previously for sale

Girls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

In the dunes near Domburg

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

In the harbour of Antwerpen

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Miek Janssen, Domburg

Jan Toorop | Milkmaid, pencil on paper, 11.0 x 15.2 cm, signed twice

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Milkmaid

Jan Toorop | Playing the violin, chalk on paper, 22.5 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Playing the violin

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Prawn fishers, Zeeland

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Shepherd and his flock

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Study of a country lane, with color indications

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The Noordstraat, Domburg

Jan Toorop | The calling of Isaiah, coloured chalk on paper, 43.5 x 58.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1914

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The calling of Isaiah

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The quay of Veere

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The singer (Bas) Görz, Domburg

Jan Toorop | View of the Manteling near Domburg, watercolour on paper, 15.5 x 11.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1904

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

View of the Manteling near Domburg

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

Jan Toorop

painting • previously for sale

View of the beach, Vlissingen

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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Walking along the beach, Oostvoorne


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Jan Toorop


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

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Vagabonds in the dunes, 1890


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