31 May 2005
Charley Toorop (Dutch, 1891-1955)
Klein kindje tegen een kussen
signed 'C. Fernhout-Toorop' (lower right), and signed again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
80 x 65 cm.
Painted circa 1913.
H.P. Bremmer, The Hague.
Kunsthandel G.J. Nieuwenhuizen-Segaar, The Hague, where acquired by the present owner.
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Nico J. Brederoo, Charley Toorop, Utrecht 1982, no. 22, p. 223 (ill.)
The Hague, Nova Spectra, Herdenkingstentoonstelling bij het 75ste geboortejaar van de kunstenares, 1966 (as: 'Kindje', 1917).
The present lot depicts John Fernhout. He was born in 1913, a year after Eddy, the first son.
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