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The Arrival of the Muses of Art at Architecture

A work made of pen and brown ink and colored crayons on cream wove paper (discolored to buff), pieced.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and colored crayons on cream wove paper (discolored to buff), pieced.

Date:

1890

Artist:

Jan Toorop
Dutch, 1858–1928

About this artwork

Jan Toorop was born in Indonesia, raised in the Netherlands, and married to an English wife. His art was as diverse as his cultural background. He experimented with many different styles, from Impressionism to Symbolism, and was adaptable even when working on a single image. This composition must have evolved as he drew. It comprises three individual pieces of paper.

Traversing a watery expanse, personifications of the arts (music, painting, poetry or literature, and sculpture) come to alleviate laborers from drudgery. The muse of architecture sits unshackled at the foot of the image.

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Artist

Jan Toorop

Title

The Arrival of the Muses of Art at Architecture

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1890

Medium

Pen and brown ink and colored crayons on cream wove paper (discolored to buff), pieced

Dimensions

206 × 248 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1036

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