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Jan Walravenartist • painterAmsterdam 1827-na 1878

biography of Jan Walraven

Jan Walraven was born in Amsterdam in 1827 and lived and worked there until 1863. He subsequently moved to Brussels. He established a reputation mainly as a history painter and painter of figure scenes with children. During the Romantic period, people liked to see children portrayed as the personification of virtues such as simplicity, sincerity and naturalness. The paintings were an especially popular genre amongst bourgeois buyers. Walraven preferred to paint farmer children with glossy curls and red cheeks, absorbed in simple tasks and accompanied by the small animals living on the farmstead.


previously for salepaintings by Walraven J.


Jan Walraven | Feeding the rabbits, oil on panel, 33.9 x 27.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Bruxelles 1878' on the reverse

Jan Walraven

painting • previously for sale

Feeding the rabbits

Jan Walraven | A playing girl with her dog, oil on canvas, 69.8 x 57.1 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Walraven

painting • previously for sale

A playing girl with her dog

Jan Walraven | Farmyard Friends, oil on panel, 40.0 x 29.5 cm, signed l.l.

Jan Walraven

painting • previously for sale

Farmyard Friends


for salepaintings by Walraven J.


Jan Walraven | The snowman, oil on canvas laid down on board, 72.3 x 90.2 cm, signed l.l.

Jan Walraven

painting • for sale

The snowman


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