- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 622 x 508 mm
- Purchased 1924
N03850 JAN TOOROP 1894
Canvas, 24 1/2×20 (62×51).
Purchased from an unrecorded source (Clarke Fund) 1924.
Exh: N.E.A.C., November 1896 (65); Carfax Gallery, March 1907 (5); the artist's house, Hampstead, 19 March 1914 (45).
Lit: Men and Memories, I, 1931, p.177.
The Dutch symbolist painter, Jan Toorop (1858–1928), came to England in 1885 and married an Irishwoman. The artist states (loc. cit.) that Toorop was one of his first sitters when he settled in London, and that the study was done in one sitting, his usual habit at the time, because he ‘didn't know how to repaint’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II
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