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Jan Toorop artwork • painting • previously for saleGirls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts

Toorop J.Th.  | Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop, Girls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts, oil on board 47.9 x 62.7 cm, signed signed double: l.c. and u.l. and painted circa. 1907-1908

Jan Toorop

Girls from Zeeland playing a game of draughts
oil on board 47.9 x 62.7 cm, signed signed double: l.c. and u.l. and painted circa. 1907-1908

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Kunstzalen d'Audretsch, Den Haag, vóór 1918; mevrouw A.L.A. Havinga, Den Haag, vriendin van Charley Toorop, de dochter van de kunstenaar, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.
Literature: tent.cat. Zürich, Zwitserland, Künstlerhaus, 'Ausstellung Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft', V. Serie, 1906, cat.nr. 59.
Exhibited: Zürich, Zwitserland, Künstlerhaus, 'Ausstellung Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft', V. Serie, 10 juni-11 juli 1906; Amersfoort, Armando Museum, 'Jongkind tot Van der Leck, de passie van een collectioneur: Collectie Kamerbeek', 10 juli-16 sept. 2007.

Jan Toorop, the father of Charley Toorop, is one of the leading Dutch avant-garde painters of the period around the turn of the 20th century. He painted, etched, drew and made watercolours of landscapes, figures, nudes and portraits. Toorop’s choice to live in Katwijk was due to the immense pull the sea exerted on him. The quiet fishing village and the water inspired the painter to make some of his seminal works. In 1887 Toorop saw Georges Seurat’s work and immediately adopted his pointillism – then at the start of its artistic development – albeit in his own personal manner. In Domburg, Zeeland, where he spent the summers between1903 and 1922, he made full use of this technique.


Jan Toorop | Vagabonds in the dunes, pen and ink on paper, 12.1 x 14.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated l.m. 1890

Jan Toorop

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Vagabonds in the dunes, 1890


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