10 November 1999
Nicolaas van der Waay (1855-1936)
Portrait of a young Woman seated, holding a letter
with inscription 'Aquarel door wijlen mijn man N.v.d. Waaij vervaardigd E.G. v.d. Waaij- Koopman' (verso)
585 x 415 mm.
Anon. sale; Brandt, Amsterdam, 1953
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Bonn/Saarbrcken/Bochum, 1968/9, no. 149
Christie's, Amsterdam, Nicolaas van der Waay, onder professoren, August 1999.
The painted version of this composition is in a Private Collection, Amsterdam.
Van der Waay worked as a teacher at the Academy in his native Amsterdam until 1925. He travelled to Italy and France in 1884-5. He is well-known for his many pictures of Amsterdam orphan girls
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