Musée No:325.196Regular price £25.00
Tulips In A Vase
Artist: Sientje Mesdag-van Houten
Sientje van Houten (1834 – 1909) was a painter and the wife of Hendrik Willem Mesdag, the Dutch marine painter of the Hague School, and they celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in 1906. She only began to draw after the loss of their only child. The majority of her paintings were still lifes, landscapes and portraits. In 1874, together with Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Kate Bisschop-Swift and Margaretha Roosenboom, she painted "Hague orphans", a painting for the then Queen Sophie on the occasion of the 25-years royal jubilee of her husband, King Willem III. In 1884, one of her landscapes won a gold medal. In Melbourne, her work also received a bronze medal. She exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been exhibited in numerous countries, including Australia, Belgium, England, France, Italy, Austria and the US. On 21 December 1904 she was named Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
Joyful, bright spring tulips to cheer up any grey day, what could be more perfect ?