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Ets, De naaister

Artist: Jacob Smits  (Rotterdam 1855 - 1928 Achterbos (Mol))
Technique: Etching
State: Excellent
Signature:  Yes, in the plate and atelier stamp
Sale with frame: No
Size picture (in cm): 12.7 cm x 9.5 cm 
Dimensions of the work: 42.5 cm x 30.3 cm
Obtained: Auction
Remarks: The seamstress is a somewhat stylized portrait of Smits' second wife Malvina. The etching, which was created four years after her death, is a posthumous token of Smits' veneration. The face, which is set with a few sharp lines, expresses a concerned effort. In addition, as so often with Smits, a lot of attention is paid to the hands. What is striking is the complete absence of any decor. Between the large white areas of background and sewing patch, there is only room for the essentials. In all its simplicity, this is one of Smits' strongest etchings. Compare it with the mother figure in the watercolor Mater Amabilis from 1895. This is the second state. Some lines have been added to the hair. There would be a counterprint of this plate (object 0048, Municipal Jakob Smits Museum)

The black background in the photo has been used to highlight the details of the paper used. (scanned object)

195,00
(HT)

Artist: Jacob Smits  (Rotterdam 1855 - 1928 Achterbos (Mol))
Technique: Etching
State: Excellent
Signature:  Yes, in the plate and atelier stamp
Sale with frame: No
Size picture (in cm): 12.7 cm x 9.5 cm 
Dimensions of the work: 42.5 cm x 30.3 cm
Obtained: Auction
Remarks: The seamstress is a somewhat stylized portrait of Smits' second wife Malvina. The etching, which was created four years after her death, is a posthumous token of Smits' veneration. The face, which is set with a few sharp lines, expresses a concerned effort. In addition, as so often with Smits, a lot of attention is paid to the hands. What is striking is the complete absence of any decor. Between the large white areas of background and sewing patch, there is only room for the essentials. In all its simplicity, this is one of Smits' strongest etchings. Compare it with the mother figure in the watercolor Mater Amabilis from 1895. This is the second state. Some lines have been added to the hair. There would be a counterprint of this plate (object 0048, Municipal Jakob Smits Museum)

The black background in the photo has been used to highlight the details of the paper used. (scanned object)