10 June 1999
Charley Toorop (1891-1955)
Herfst - Autumn
signed lower left C. Toorop, and signed again, dated and inscribed with title on the reverse 1950 Bergen
oil on plywood
63 x 43 cm
G.J. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, The Hague.
C.A. Hoogendijk, Voorburg, thence by descent.
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Nico J. Brederoo, Charley Toorop, Utrecht 1982, no. 383, ill. p. 314
The Hague, Kunsthandel Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Zes Nederlandse schilders, 1951
Since 1934 Charley Toorop painted the fruittrees in her garden almost twice every year. In spring with their blossoms and in late summer when the fruit was ripe and the trees were full of apples and pears. It seems that she wanted to celebrate the new season and tried to stress the cycle of life. Characteristic in these works are the compact and close-up compositions. The canvas is completely filled with a tangle of branches and fruit.
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