Dutch girl 1905

Genre study. Full body portrait of a sitting Dutch girl. Profile view of her left, the girl sitting on a ladder chair, wearing a Dutch dark blue and white costume with white hood, hands clasped together in lap, feet completely covered by her dress. Sparse living room interior, represented only by a brown board floor and a pink wooden wall paneling.

JQAW# G_1905_040
Oil on cardboard 59 x 47 cm
Signature: John Q Ɑdams 905
Private collection Austria.

This Dutch genre study, which captivates with the fresh and somewhat melancholic facial expression of the girl, was created in 1905 in Volendam. The pastel tone of the background, unusual for Adams Volendam period, probably is an artifact of the bright illumination at the photo session. According to the owner, the painting's background tone is much darker, almost brownish when viewed under natural light.



1986 Academy Schillerplatz Vienna, Viennese Society in Portrait, Catalog No. 10


Schaffer/Eisenburger 1986, exhibition catalog #10 (no ill.)

APH, catalog raisonné JQA 1995, p. 63, cat.33, fig.21


1965 Neumann Gallery Vienna. Purchase by Countess Harriet Walderdorff (daughter of the artist).
1986 Gift to the current owner.
Private collection Austria.