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.
Provenance: part. bezit Verenigde Staten.
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.
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