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Portrait of Jan Toorop

Isaac Israëls (in 1904)

Jan Toorop, of mixed Javanese and Dutch ancestry, was described by contemporaries as a handsome Oriental prince. Israëls does not flatter his subject to that extent in this portrait, but with his high collar and rakish cravat, Toorop certainly looks chic and nothing at all like a bohemian. Around 1900 he was already an extremely successful artist, also abroad, indeed more so than George Hendrik Breitner or Israëls himself.


Title Portrait of Jan Toorop
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 13
Dimensions (general) Height : 60,8 cm
Width : 40,2 cm
Depth : 2,2 cm
Makers Artist: Isaac Israëls
Accession number 1356 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: W. Smith-van Stolk 1927
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1927
Age maker About 39 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Isaac Israëls

Amsterdam 1865 - Den Haag 1934

Isaac Israëls was the son of Jozef Israëls, one of the masters of the Hague School. He studied at the art academy in The Hague from 1878 to 1880. Mesdag, the ..