Middle Eastern style architectural gate [JAN STERCK, c. 1876]



Islamic / Middle Eastern style architectural gate with columns and embroidery.

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Pen and ink, gouache and watercolour drawing with gold paint accents on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 18,5 x 25 cm. Image size: 12,5 x 17,5 cm.

From an Album belonging to ‘Elise’ (Elisabeth Maria Adriana de Vois / Voys (1853-1919), daughter of Elisabeth Maria Theodora de Vois / Voys (1830- ) and Adrianus Hermanus Petrus Eleonardus Sterck (c.1824-1859), a Dutch merchant and aristocrat.

At bottom right ‘Door J.F.M. Sterck’ and a monogram plus date 1876.  Made by (Jan) J.F.M. Sterck (1859- ), the brother of Elise. Jan was at the Rolduc seminary until 1877 and probably influenced by his art teacher Adrianus Slits. He later became a reknown ‘Vondel’ expert and succeeded J.Alberdinck Thijm  in his printing co.

Condition: Very good, given age. Some light foxing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 18 × 18 × 1 cm


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