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Kruseman was the leading society painter of the Dutch Romantic period. The ladies he portrayed belonged to the rich classes who were able to follow the Parisian fashions. He painted their fashionable hairstyles, hats, shawls and accessories in minute detail. Though this seems almost mocking now, it certainly wasn't at the time.
Jan Adam Kruseman enrolled at the Drawing Academy when he was 15 years old and received lessons there from his cousin Cornelis Kruseman. Between 1822 and 1824, Kruseman worked in Brussels and Paris. He painted historical and religious pieces, but achieved his fame primarily with portraits. He painted portraits for the nobility and wealthy middle class, but also for the Royal family. One of Kruseman's pupils was the painter Josef Israëls.
material and technique: oil on canvas
kind of object: painting
creditline: Schenking / Donation: H.W Twiss, P.M. Twiss-Martini Buys 1935
inventory number: 1426 (OK)