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Charley Toorop artwork • painting • previously for sale A snow-covered landscape

Toorop A.C.P.  | Annie Caroline Pontifex 'Charley' Toorop, A snow-covered landscape, oil on canvas 70.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1917

Charley Toorop

A snow-covered landscape
oil on canvas 70.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1917

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: kunsthandel G.J. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Den Haag; W. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Den Haag.
Literature: Nico Brederoo, 'Charley Toorop', Utrecht 1982, pag. 267, nr. 187; Ingrid Glorie, 'Juffers & Joffers, een eerbewijs aan vrouwen in de schilderkunst', Alkmaar 2000, afb. in kleur pag. 107.
Exhibited: Den Haag, Gallery Nova Spectra, 'Herdenkingstentoonstelling bij het 75ste geboortejaar van Charley Toorop', 1966; Den Haag, Kunsthandel Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, 'Werk uit particulier bezit', 1972

Charley Toorop was the gifted daughter of Jan Toorop. After having lessons from H.P. Bremmer and her father, she settled in Bergen where she developed an Expressionist style of painting. It was not the actual observation of nature that became the subject of Toorop’s paintings but her own inner world. This she expressed in highly simplified forms and animated colours. After 1920 she painted many portraits, still lifes and scenes from nature in a representational style. These are distinguished by their bright tones and sharp contrasts between light and shade, which lend the pictures an immense expressive power.

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