Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff artwork • painting • previously for sale The young seamstress
Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff
Den Haag 1824-1882 Leiden
The young seamstress
oil on panel 18.5 x 14.4 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1864
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: mevr. Willebeek le Mair, Amsterdam; veiling Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 8 juli 1941, lotnr. 30; Kunsthandel A. Staal, Amsterdam; veiling Christie's, Amsterdam, 24 april 2002, lotnr. 143; Gebr. Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam, 6 jan. 2004; coll. echtpaar F.A.R. Barge-Dreesmann, Brasschaat, België, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen bij de vorige eigenaar.
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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