349. Cornelis Kruseman

Cornelis Kruseman
Portrait of a young woman wearing a blue-gray dress and a red scarf (c. 1825-1830)
Signed upper left
Oil on canvas, 63.3 x 54.1 cm
– Venduhuis der Notarissen, The Hague, November 21, 1978, lot 42
– Collection Kouw
– Auction Van Marle & Bignell, The Hague, 10-12 September 1979, lot 278
– Auction Sotheby's, Amsterdam, September 9, 1997, lot 70
– Auction Rennes Encheres, Rennes, 27 January 2014, lot 148
Registered at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague under number 143749.

Cornelis Kruseman was born in 1797, in Amsterdam, as the son of a pharmacist. In October 1811, he commenced his studies at the Amsterdam Drawing Academy, earning various medals early on for his artistic achievements. Kruseman's oeuvre encompasses various genres, including historical pieces, depictions of Italian scenes, and portraits.

In 1821, Kruseman left Amsterdam for Rome, where his frequent travels back and forth earned him the name “the Italian Kruseman”. During the Romantic era, picturesque Italy often beckoned artists, and there he focused on portraying rural populations. A striking example of this is the painting 'Een van zin', exhibited at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam during the 'Masters of Romanticism' exhibition in 2005 and 2006. It currently graces the walls of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Following his time in Italy, he resettled in The Hague. The subjects of his portraits were members of the royal family, other members of nobility or upper bourgeoisie, with many of these portraits still adorning places associated with the subjects' original dwellings, such as Duivenvoorde Castle (featuring portraits of WA Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye and his wife).
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€ 2.500 - 3.500
Hammer amount
€ 2.500