Search by artist
Sluit
back

Jan Toorop artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Young woman reading feminist prose ('Vrouwenrecht')

Jan Toorop

Young woman reading feminist prose ('Vrouwenrecht')
pencil and chalk on paper 16.2 x 20.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1897

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 32,500

 question / reaction







    Tags:

    #Jan Toorop #watercolours and drawings#Classic Modern Art #girl #landscape 
    Provenance: door de kunstenaar geschonken aan de schilder Rudolf Bonnet, ter gelegenheid van de tentoonstelling van Bonnets Italiaanse schilderijen in Den Haag (Pulchri of Kleykamp); familie Bonnet.

    After 1894 Jan Toorop was mainly concerned with the ideals of a better world. At that time he received many commissions for posters and bindings; in 1898 for the design of a poster for the National Exhibition of Women's Labor. The aim of the event in The Hague was to positively influence public opinion on women's work, to broaden their employment opportunities and to gain recognition for women's work. The following year, Toorop portrayed Marie de Lange as chair of the Association for the Improvement of Women's Clothing. This aimed for women to wear clothes in which they could 'walk, sit and work; that we can dress and undress without outside help, that we can carry our handkerchiefs, our purse, our keys with us, that our dresses do not sweep the floor, that our hats fit on our heads (...)'. The fact that Toorop often selflessly contributed to this type of posters and the way in which he related to women in his friendships and his works of art testify to his sympathy for women's emancipation. In 1897, the first of many summers Toorop would spend in Domburg, it already had his interest. He drew this young feminist there, engrossed in a book about 'Women's rights'.


    Jan Toorop | Children at a village pump, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 11.3 x 15.8 cm, signed l.r. (double) and dated 1903 (double)

    Jan Toorop

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Children at a village pump, 1903

    Jan Toorop | Elegant company in Café de la Paix, Paris, black and coloured chalk on paper, 14.6 x 22.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904

    Jan Toorop

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Elegant company in Café de la Paix, Paris, 1904

    Jan Toorop | Figures in a park, pencil and watercolour on paper, 21.5 x 15.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1926

    Jan Toorop

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Figures in a park, 1926

    Jan Toorop | Gerard Hekking, playing cello, black and coloured chalk on paper, 21.6 x 19.7 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1908

    Jan Toorop

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Gerard Hekking, playing cello, 1908


    Open all year round

    Tuesday to Saturday from 11-17 hours and by appointment