Glasses Case Jacobus van Looy
Jacobus van Looy (1855-1930) was more a writer than a painter, but for years now, he has also been regarded as one of the great Dutch impressionists. Although his paintings were first preserved in a gallery, now his collection is housed not only in the famous Frans Hals Museum, but also in the very fine Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Here we find next to science and natural history also a very good art collection which was created in the year 1778. It is worth a visit, as you will find the wonderful neoclassical Oval Room of the year 1784. Pieter Teyler was an enlightened Mennonite and rich cloth merchant and banker from a Scottish family who left a fortune to support art, religion and science. of Scottish descent, who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of religion, art, and science.
Van Looy was a pupil of great masters like August Allebe, Jan Goteling Vinnis, Dirk Jan Hendrik Joosten and Hendrik Jacobus Scholtenn, but for a number of years, he was on the editorial board of the literary monthly The New Guide. But is impressionistic observation of the world is nurtured by his Epicurean philosophy.
material: microfibre box with velvet
design: Jacobus van Looy, The Garden, 1893, an oil painting on canvas (oiriginal: 93 x 137cm)