Jacobus Johannes (Jakob) Smits (1855 - 1928) - "Vrouw met kind in interieur"

Jacobus Johannes (Jakob) Smits (1855 - 1928) - "Vrouw met kind in interieur"
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Etching by the well-known Dutch-Flemish artist Jacobus Johannes (Jakob) Smits (1855 - 1928) entitled "Vrouw met kind in interieur" and numbered 77 out of 100.

Dimensions: 19 x 25 cm and 34 x 45 x 1 cm with the frame - (with glass/plastic plate in front of the etching).

From 1873 to 1876 Jakob studied academically in Brussels and then in Munich (1878-1880), Vienna (1880) and Rome (1880). In 1882 Jakob married his cousin Antje Doetje Kramer. The couple settled in Amsterdam, where Smits worked as a decorator. He did assignments for, among others, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
In 1884 it came to an end in a divorce. Smits moved to Blaricum and was director of the Nijverheids- and Decoratie school in Haarlem. He got to know Albert Neuhuys, painter of the Hague School, and together they regularly travelled to Drenthe and the Kempen. Smits was so impressed by the Kempen that he settled permanently in the Kempen in 1888. Smits lived in poverty while working tirelessly on what he would later call 'my simple work, symbolic, poetic and real'.

In 1897 he was awarded a gold medal at exhibitions in Munich and Dresden for his large watercolors on gold ground. In 1910, Smits published an album with 25 etchings, dedicated to Queen Elisabeth. In 1912, the young Dirk Baksteen became his apprentice.

Jakob Smits, who became a Belgian in 1902, was a Knight of the Order of Leopold (1903), Officer in the Order of the Crown (1919) and Commander of the Order of the Crown (1927).

His wife Josine survived him for 28 years. After her death in 1956, the Malvinahof was sold. In 1977 the Gemeentelijk Jakob Smitsmuseum was opened in the converted old presbytery of Mol-Sluis.

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Detalles del lote
Jacobus Johannes (Jakob) Smits (1855 - 1928)
Título de la obra
"Vrouw met kind in interieur"
Firmado a mano
En buen estado
Dimensiones totales
34×45×1 cm
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