Jemmy van Hoboken, from a well-to-do Hague family, is counted among the Veerse Joffers. This group also included Lucie van Dam van Isselt, Sarika Góth and Bas van der Veer. When the painter settled in the town of Zeeland in 1930, she had already undergone a thorough apprenticeship. She received private lessons from Han van Meegeren for years and stayed for study in Munich around 1922, where she became acquainted with the realism of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Influence of this can be found in her paintings in the 1920s. Her work from the 1930s shows striking similarities in his dreamy realism with works of Jan Mankes and Jan Wittenberg.