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Abraham van Strij I (1753 – 1826)  - Portrait of Jacob van Strij
Ref : 76095
9 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Monogrammé en bas à droite
Provenance :
Medium :
Red chalk, black chalk, gray wash
Dimensions :
H. 10.24 inch
Nathalie Motte Masselink

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Abraham van Strij I (1753 – 1826) - Portrait of Jacob van Strij

Abraham van Strij I (Dordrecht 1753 – 1826 Dordrecht): Portrait of Jacob van Strij, the artist’s brother
Red chalk, black chalk, gray wash
167 x 114 mm (6 ½ x 4 ½ in.)
Signed by the artist with his monogram lower right

Provenance: Jacob Hendrik Wiegersma, called Jaap Wiegersma (L. 1552b) ;
E. Maurice Bloch; his sale, Christie’s New York, 9 janvier 1991, lot 23

Watermark : closed to WZIS - DE0960-TEMLEMAN21737_200_23v (1790 – 1810)

Abraham van Strij and his brother, Jacob van Strij, were two of the most important active artists in Dordrecht in the second half of the eighteenth century. Abraham van Strij distinguished himself quickly as an outstanding draftsman. With other artists, he founded Pictura in 1774, a drawing society, which he was director of throughout his life. This society insisted upon the importance of drawing from life and its members met regularly for drawing sessions with live models. The expression and life that animate the present portrait perfectly demonstrate van Strij’s mastery. Using red and black chalk and gray wash, he carefully portrayed the warmth of his brother’s head, bringing description to life. Looking down, Jacob seems absorbed in his thoughts. Here, van Strij has equaled the great masters of the seventeenth century that he so greatly admired.

Drawing framed.

Nathalie Motte Masselink


Drawing & Watercolor