Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff artwork • painting • previously for sale Reading the newspaper
Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff
Den Haag 1824-1882 Leiden
Reading the newspaper
oil on panel 23.1 x 17.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '65
This painting was previously for sale.
Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff lived and worked in The Hague. At first he depicted historical and biblical scenes, but around 1859 began drawing and painting small-scale genre works in an extremely precise style. These were mainly domestic scenes with old spinsters, for which his two unmarried sisters stood model. His paintings have a humorous, sometimes ironic, undertone, which their carefully chosen titles bring out. Among his pupils was J.H. van Rossum du Chattel.