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Dutch Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


Compiled by K. L. Nichols




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This Page:
Anna A. Abrahams
Gerardina Bakhuyzen
Maria van Bosse Bilders
Kate Bisschop-Swift
Adrienne Hogendorp-Jacob
Barbara van Houten
Bramine Hubrecht
Arina Hugenholtz
Geesje Mesdag-van Calcar
Sientje Mesdag-van Houten



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Anna Adelaide Abrahams (1849 - 1930)


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Witte Rozen maroufle--representative work


Flowers and Still Life (images unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Anna Adelaide Abrahams was born in Middelburg, Holland into a wealthy newspaper family and studied under marine artist Jan Frederik Schütz sr. and floral artists Rudolphine Wildrik, Maria Vos, and Adriana Haanen, and later at the Hague Academy of Fine Arts. No other information is available online.




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Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande-Bakhuyzen (1826 - 1895)

[Alternate spellings: Gerardine or Geraldine; Bakhuijzen or Backhuijzen]


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A quince with dandelions, daisies
and grapes
--representative work




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Roses--This may or may not be
the "Roses" exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition

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Ripe Plums--exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


White Roses (images unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 exposition.



Gerardina van de Sande-Bakhuyzen was an important Dutch artist from a family of painters (her father Hendrik was a well-known landscape painter and her brother Julius also exhibited at the 1893 Exposition).  Evidently she was encouraged by her father who taught art to all her numerous sisters, but at some point Gerardina came under the influence of the highly respected still-life artist Margaretha Roosenboom (see entry below).  Gerardina was the recipient of many medals in Belgium, France, and Great Britain.




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Maria (Philippina) Bilders-van Bosse (1837 - 1900)


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Cows Grazing by Willow Trees--
representative work



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Avenue of Oaks in Late Summer
--representative work.


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Berkenlaan
[An Avenue of Birch Trees]--
representative work.


Under the Beeches; One of Nature's
Secluded Nooks
; An Alley of Beech Trees;
and Little Wood Near Oosterbeek
(images unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Maria Bilders was born in Amsterdam but grew up in The Hague where her father was minister of finance.  She studied art under Julius van de Sande-Bakhuyzen, John Bosboom, and Johannes Warnadus Bilders, a much older landscape painter whom she would later marry. They became associated with the Belgian artist colony at Oosterbeek. After his death, Maria Bilders set up her studio at The Hague.  She frequently exhibited.




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(Catherine Seaton Forman) 'Kate' Bisschop-Swift (1854 - 1928)


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Dutch Interior with Four Figures--representative work






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A Woman Reading
--representative work.


The Painter's Widow
--representative work.



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Gentle Care--
representative work.


Motherly Love--
representative work.


Motherly Cares
(image unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Born in London, Kate Bisschop-Swift was the daughter of William Burgess Swift. Although she is considered a largely self-taught artist, she also studied with the Dutch painter Christoffel Bisschop whom she married. Subsequently, her career was associated with Scheveningen. She exhibited regularly both in The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and co-founded the Dutch Drawing Society in The Hague. In 1914 she was appointed an honorary member of the Friesland Society.




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Adrienne Jacqueline van Hogendorp-s'Jacob (1857 - 1920)

(Alternate names: Baronness Adrienne Jacqueline van Hogendorp s'Jacob)





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Still-life with Flowers and Grapes
--representative work.


White Roses 1882--
this may or may not be the
"Roses" painting (see below)
exhibited at the 1893 Exposition.


Chrysanthemum and Roses
(images unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Born in Batavia, Indonesia, Adrienne J. Hogendorp s'Jacob was the daughter of the lawyer and later Commissioner of the King of Utrecht Edward Herman s'Jacob and his wife Cornelia Govertha Elisa Lucipara de Stuers. Adrienne studied with Martinus Wilhelmus Liernur, Simon van den Berg, and floral painter Margaret Roosenboom and exhibited her fruit and flower still lifes regularly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She married Dirk Baron van Hogendorp, the son of Frederick of Hogendorp and his wife, the Countess of Limburg Stirum.




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Barbara Elisabeth van Houten (1862 - 1950)



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Twee Meisjes (etching)--
representative work.

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Portrait Study of a Girl
(etching)--
representative work.


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Loutje (etching)--
representative work.



These etchings were exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.




Barbara van Houten was born in Groningen, Holland and studied with Johannes Christiaan d'Arnaud Gerkens  and Jules Léon Perrichon .  Evidently she was related to Sientje Mesdag van Houten (see below).  No other information, in English, is available online.




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(Abrahamina Arnolda Louise) 'Bramine' Hubrecht (Donders) (Grandmont) (1855 - 1913)



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Professor Franciscus
Donders
1888
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Alphons Marie Antoine Joseph
Grandmort. Tweede echtgenoot van de
schilderes, lesgenend aan twee Italianse
meisjes
1909--representative work.


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Lassitude--This may or may not be
A Tired Nurse or Worn Out, both exhibited
in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Genre and portrait painter Bramine Hubrecht was born in Rotterdam.  She was married to Professor Dr. F.C. Donders in 1888 and to Dr. A.M.A.J. Grandmont in 1892.  Hence her name is variously listed as 1) Abrahamina Arnolda Louise Hubrecht; 2) Bramine Donders-Hubrecht; or 3) Bramine Grandmont-Hubrecht.  No other information, in English, is available online.




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Arina Hugenholtz (1848 - 1934)


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Kinderen bij een Hek
[Children beside the Fence]
--representative work.

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Kerkuitgang te Lare 1909--
representative work.


On the Heath (images unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Arina Hugenholtz was born into a wealthy family in Cillaarshoek (Maasdam) and studied art at the Amsterdam Academie under Professor Allerbé and Anton Mauve.  She became associated with the Larense painters.  No other information is available in nglish.



Arina Hugenholz--biography and 3 images.




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Gesina (or Geesje) Mesdag-van Calcar (1850 - 1936)


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Aicht op Vries met Bonifatius Kerk--
representative work



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Interieur Rezzago
--representative work.



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Kerk van Vries 1909--
representative work.


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Summer Blooms
--representative work.

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Pensees -- This may be Violets
which was exhibited in the Fine
Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


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Street at Hattem 1893--exhibited
in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



The Village Road (images unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Born in Hoogezand, the daughter of Berend Pieters Van Calcar and Barbara Christina De Boer, Geesje Mesdag-van Calcar studied at the Minerva Academy in Groningen and with P.J.C. Gabriel in Brussels.  She married landscape painter Taco Mesdag, brother of the famous marinescape artist Hendrik Willem Mesdag. The couple was associated with the Hague School of painters, and Geesje regularly exhibited at home and abroad. She also helped organize the women's exhibitions in 1898 in The Hague and in 1913 in Amsterdam. After her husband's death, she built a studio on stilts in the water of a lake and began exploring a more impressionistic style of painting.




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Sina (or Sientje) Mesdag-Van Houten (1834 – 1909)


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Winter Landscape
--representative work





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Anemonies in an
Earthenware Vase
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representative work.

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Cottage Garden--
representative work.


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Boerderij aan Kreek Met Sloep
--representative work



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Blue Vase--
representative work.

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Tulips in a Vase--
representative work.


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Still Life with Tulips--
representative work.

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In Veluwe-the Bennekorn Hay
c. 1891--representative work


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End of Day--
representative work



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Cottage--exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.


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Sheepfold--
representative work


Two Still Lifes; Moonlight on the Heath;
On the Heath (Evening Effect); Moonlight;
and Heath (images unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Born in Groningen, the daughter of a prominent Mennonite timber merchant, Dutch artist Sientje Mesdag-Van Houten married the well-known marinescape painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag, but she did not begin painting until about age 35 after the death of her son.  She studied with J.C. d’Arnaud Gerkens and Henriëtte Lindo.  Sientje, her husband, and several other artists all worked on the amazing circular "panorama," a 360-degree view of the fishing port Scheveningen (northwest of The Hague). The panorama is 390 x 45 feet.  While living in Brussels, she and her husband collected the modern art for what is now known as the Mesdag Museum.




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Text written by K. L. Nichols


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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 9-22-16