Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Dutch Woman Artist-From Her Niece to Self-Portrait

Therese Schwartze, Lizzy Ansingh as a Young Girl, by 1918, oil, Private Collection?

 

Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) was a successful portraitist working mainly in late 19th century Amsterdam, her subjects ranging from her niece Lizzy Ansingh (1875-1959), who was also a painter, to commissions of prominent, wealthy patrons and their families as seen below. Do you notice the individual personalities of each sitter?

 

Therese Schwartze, The Six Daughters of Charles E. H. Boissevain and his Wife Maria Barbara Pijnappel, 1916, oil on canvas, Amsterdam Museum, Netherlands

 

Therese Schwartze, Self-Portrait, 1888, oil on canvas, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

For more works by Therese Schwartze, see our blog, May 22, 2020.

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