Poerworedjo, Indonesia 1858-1928 The Hague
Mixed technique on paper
23,5 x 14,5 cm.
Signed and dated: lower left ‘J.Th. Toorop 1926’
Annotated: ‘R.K. Vereeniging ter Bescherming van meisjes (Amsterdam) Voor Programma. De letters in één rechte lijn onder laten drukken’.
Provenance: auct. Christie,s Amsterdam, 12 december 1990, lot no. 97; Private collection, The Netherlands.
Literature: H. Kraaij en W. Rothuizen, Jan Toorop: Het late Symbolisme, Amsterdam 2001, p. 97.
Study for a poster for the Roman Catholic Association for the protection of girls, Amsterdam.
In 1926 he painted The Orphanage. This work of art is an example of his late period, in which he was inspired by the Catholic church. This artwork looks like stained glass with bright colors and clear black lines. The Orphanage is a study for a poster for the Roman Catholic Association for the protection of girls.