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Charley Toorop artwork • painting • previously for sale Roses in Autumn

Toorop A.C.P.  | Annie Caroline Pontifex 'Charley' Toorop, Roses in Autumn, oil on panel 31.8 x 25.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1951 on the reverse

Charley Toorop

Roses in Autumn
oil on panel 31.8 x 25.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1951 on the reverse

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. J. Spanjaard, Alkmaar.
Literature: New York, Hammer Galleries, 'Charley Toorop', 1952, 35; A.M. Hammacher, 'Charley Toorop', Rotterdam 1952, pag. 127, 240; Nico J. Brederoo, 'Charley Toorop. Leven en Werken', Utrecht 1982, pag. 285, 272 (met afb.); Marja Bosma, 'Charley Toorop. Seizoenen', Spanbroek 2005, pag. 50, afb. 33 (in kleur), pag. 60, 33.
Exhibited: New York, Hammer Galleries, 'Charley Toorop', febr.-maart 1952; Spanbroek, Frisia Museum, 'Charley Toorop. Seizoenen', 20 maart-10 juli 2005.

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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