De dienstmeid / The maid

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‘De dienstmeid / The maid’

Acrylics, oil pastels on linen canvas
Frame: no frame
Edition: unique
Size painting: 60 (w) x 80 (h) x 2 cm (d)
Artist: Jitske Schols
Year of production: 2021
Signed and provided with a certificate of authentification.
Free pick up at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam. Shipping: additional transport costs, depending on location.

‘De dienstmeid’ (The mothers before) is inspired by the life of Johanna Petronella Langenberg (1844-1937), my direct ancestor 4 generations back. Johanna was a daughter of a gardener and a servant maid. She herself worked as a maid as well, until she met her husband Lodewijk Joseph de Leur who was a public servant and with whom she got eight children. She dies at the age of 93 years old.

Me > my father > his father > his mother > her mother is Johanna 💕

To introduce our ancestors to my daughter and tell their stories, I make paintings inspired on them. In the series ‘The mothers before’ I explore the women who made me come into this world. Knowing more about family connections, previous generations, historical events and other interesting related facts can help put your own life in perspective in order to learn more about yourself. A world from a bygone era brought back to the present unfolds.

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‘De dienstmeid / The maid’ is a painting on linen canvas and was produced in 2021 by artist Jitske Schols. All paintings are unframed unless otherwise stated. Shipping: Pick up by appointment at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam.