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Willem Matthijs Maris artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Young woman in a cape

Willem Matthijs Maris

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.


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