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Jan Toorop artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleAnnie Hall, the artist's wife, reading

Toorop J.Th.  | Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop, Annie Hall, the artist's wife, reading, watercolour and gouache on paper 40.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Toorop

Annie Hall, the artist's wife, reading
watercolour and gouache on paper 40.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r.

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. G.F. van der Burg, Rotterdam; coll. mevr. Th.J. van der Burg, Naarden.
Literature: tent.cat. Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'De vroege werken van Jan Toorop', 1937, cat.nr. 48; Bert Bakker, Johan Bosch van Rosenthal, 'Onschatbare waarde. Over het kopen van kunst en antiek', Amsterdam/Antwerpen 2006, afb. in kleur pag. 125 (detail).
Exhibited: Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Vroege werken van Jan Toorop', 22 febr.-14 maart 1937; Den Haag, Louis Couperus Museum, 'De grenzen der betamelijkheid. Vrouwen en lezen rond 1900', 23 juni-18 nov. 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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