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Barbara van Houten artwork • painting • for sale A girl in a chair

Houten B.E. van | Barbara Elisabeth van Houten | Paintings offered for sale | A girl in a chair, oil on canvas 158.3 x 116.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted before 1901

Barbara van Houten

A girl in a chair
oil on canvas 158.3 x 116.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted before 1901

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 9,000

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Literature: Ph. Zilcken, 'Barbara van Houten', 'Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift' 2 (1901), afb. pag. 798.
Exhibited: Lunteren, Museum Oud Lunteren, 'De hoed als verrassende topper', sept. 2017- jan. 2018; Gouda, Museum Gouda, 'Koninklijke Kunst. Wilhelmina en de Haagse School', 7 okt. 2023-5 mei 2024.

Barbara van Houten, daughter of the well-known Dutch politician Sam van Houten, had the desire to become a painter from an early age. After briefly following a number of courses in Paris, The Hague and Amsterdam, she settled permanently in The Hague in 1881. There she became a pupil of her aunt Sientje Mesdag-van Houten. Barbara initially made a name for herself with her etchings, from around 1900 she also painted, mainly flowers, still lifes and portraits. The painter never became known to the general public, probably because she led a secluded life and rarely exhibited her work.

Barbara van Houten | Girl with a blue ribbon reading, oil on canvas, 162.5 x 163.0 cm

Barbara van Houten

painting • for sale

Girl with a blue ribbon reading

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