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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|
|Location||This object is on view in room 13|
Height : 60,8 cm
Width : 40,2 cm
Depth : 2,2 cm
Artist: Isaac Israëls
|Accession number||1356 (MK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: W. Smith-van Stolk 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
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 ..