JOHAN HEINRICH NEUMAN (1819-1898): Portrait of a girl

Signed right, oil on panel in oval frame, dimensions 35 x 28 cm (panel), 46 x 39 cm (frame). Price € 1150.

This endearing and characterful portrait of a girl was painted by Jan Hendrik Neuman (Johan Heinrich Neuman, 1819 - 1898), one of the great Dutch portrait painters of the nineteenth century and a pupil of, among others, Jan Adam Kruseman and Nicolaas Pieneman. The signature is legible on the right: J H Neuman fecit. The refinement with which Neuman has depicted the features of the little face and in particular the hair implant shows his great skill as a portraitist. The special light gives the portrait a great liveliness.

In its oval frame, the painting is a decorative presence without being too sweet. Here we see a girl with character. Thanks to a note on the back, we know that it concerns Johanna Cornelia van Daalen (1848-1862), who must have died shortly after her portrait was painted. It is also not inconceivable that Neuman made the painting based on a photograph after the girl had died.

The painting and the frame are in excellent condition, without damage or disturbances.

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