1.050,00 incl. tax


Acrylics, oil stick and collage on unstretched linen (can be stretched for same price)
Frame: no frame (please contact for defiating wishes)
Edition: unique
Size painting: 75 (w) x 100 (h) (approx.)
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.

‘Schippersvrouw’ (series: ‘The mothers before’) is inspired by the life of Pietertje Goedkoop – Van Dijk (1784-1867), my direct ancestor 6 generations back.

Pietertje, born and raised in Amsterdam, married in 1807 at the age of 23 to Jan Goedkoop, entrepreneur and founder of Reederij Goedkoop, the later tugboat concern. She steps aboard his new 30-meter-long boat (platboomkaag) and they leave with cargo on their honeymoon to Ghent. They have everything on board from coffee to roof tiles, from furniture to honey, from oats to brandy to money, and even a fire engine. Soon Jan and Pietertje have a family extension with eight children in total. Pietertje is the center of the family that is housed in the center of Amsterdam. Life passes with a smile and definitely also a tear. Ultimately, Pietertje turns 83 years old.

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

To introduce our ancestors to my daughter and tell their stories, I make paintings inspired by 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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‘Schippersvrouw’ 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.