Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Reading the letter
Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff
Den Haag 1824-1882 Leiden
Reading the letter
pencil, pen and ink on paper 11.0 x 8.8 cm, signed c.l.. with monogram
This work on paper is for sale.
Price: € 2,000
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.