Charley Toorop in her Studio,
by Jakob Nieweg (1877-1955)
Oil on canvas
85 x 71 cm
Painted in 1927
Signed with monogram and dated ' 1927' (lower right)
This work depicts Charley Toorop working on a portrait of the artist Jakob Nieweg and his wife Neine
Amersfoort, Museum Flehite, Jongkind tot van der Leck, de passie van een collectioneur, Collectie Kamerbeek, 21 January 9 April 2007, no. 38.
Amersfoort, Kunsthal KAdE, Goed gemaakt. Ode aan het maakproces, 21 January 17 April 2017.
Jakob 'Jaap' Nieweg was a clergyman in the Groningen villages of Winsum and Bellingeweer when, in 1914, he decided to choose for the life of a painter. Under the influence of the artistic views of his mentor, the painter and art educationist H.P. Bremmer, he used a detailed pointillism with which he produced calm and timeless depictions. The painter also shared Brenner’s deep admiration for Vincent van Gogh. Nieweg mainly painted landscapes, portraits and still lifes (including floral), which are striking for having immense originality