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Jan Toorop artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Gathering potatoes

Toorop J.Th.  | Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop, Gathering potatoes, pencil and coloured chalk on paper 47.9 x 62.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1907

Jan Toorop

Gathering potatoes
pencil and coloured chalk on paper 47.9 x 62.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1907

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Zwitserland.
Literature: Ellen Wardwell Lee, 'Neo-impressionisten. Seurat tot Struycken', Zwolle 1988, pag. 192, 107 (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Van 8 juli t/m 3 augustus 2008 geëxposeerd in het Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

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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