Willem Matthijs Maris artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Young woman in a cape
Willem Matthijs Maris
Den Haag 1872-1929
Young woman in a cape
watercolour on paper 24.2 x 22.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 mei 1903
This work on paper is for sale.
Price: € 1,500
Willem Matthijs Maris, as the eldest son of Jacob Maris, belonged to the second generation of Maris painters. For a moment he considered a career as a violinist, but in the end he decided to follow in his father's footsteps. Willem developed into a well known portrait painter, who received many assignments from well-to-do circles. For many 'free' portraits his wife Hélène was often model. It is striking that he used the watercolor technique for portraits of considerable size. He also painted landscapes and figure pieces.