Jan Toorop

Dutch-Indonesian painter, 1858-1928

Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. After his marriage to an Annie Hall in 1886, Toorop alternated his time between The Hague, England and Brussels, and after 1890 also the Dutch seaside town of Katwijk aan Zee. During this period he developed his unique Symbolist style, with dynamic, unpredictable lines based on Javanese motifs, highly stylised willowy figures, and curvilinear designs. Toorop lived for 20 years in the seaside town Domburg, where he worked with a group of fellow artists, including Piet Mondrian.

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Toorop, Jan

Maler (1858-1928). Autograph letter signed ("JThToorop"). Nijmegen. 14.04.1913. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.
$ 5,976 / 5.500 € (45152/BN31236)

Concerning arrangements for his portrait of the Flemish priest and author Hugo Verriest. The board of the Amsterdam catholic artist's society "De Violier", represented by secretary Wentinck, commissioned Toorop to make the portrait. "[...] Ik denk dan het portret in Juni of begin Juli [...] te teckenen [...]".

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Toorop, Jan

Maler (1858-1928). Autograph letter signed ("JThToorop"). Domburg. 10.07.1913. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.).
$ 7,062 / 6.500 € (45153/BN31237)

Concerning arrangements for his portrait of the Flemish priest and author Hugo Verriest. The board of the Amsterdam catholic artist's society "De Violier", represented by secretary Wentinck, commissioned Toorop to make the portrait. Toorop wants to visit his correspondent on Saturday, July 19, and hopes to begin drawing two days later. "[...] Zaterdag 26 Juli hoop ik weer met het geteckendt portret in Domburg terug tekomen [...]". - Together with 2 contemporary poems signed by one Joann Kat, one of them with dedication to Jan Toorop (n. p. o. d., altogether [2+1=] 3 pp. on 3 ff., large 8vo).

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