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Henriëtte Ronner-Knip (1821-1909)

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip (1821-1909)

€4,500.00Price

Scene depicting a dog, a rooster and a hen

Oil on panel

 

Signed bottom right

27 x 21 cm

Ornamental frame

  • Domestic scene

    This lovely painting by Henriette Ronner-Knip captures a charming domestic scene with a playful or confrontational interaction between a rooster and a dog.

     

    A fluffy white dog appears to be barking at the rooster, its mouth open and eyes wide in response.

    Green vegetables and carrots lie in front of the dog, and an intricately designed ceramic jug rests to the left, adding to the scene’s homeliness.

     

    Testament

    The artwork is a testament to Henriette Ronner-Knip’s ability to depict lively interactions and detailed textures within a household environment.

     

  • Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

    Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909) was a distinguished Dutch-Belgian painter, renowned for her romantic and lifelike animal depictions, particularly of cats. Born in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Josephus Augustus Knip, an artist who provided her with early art education. Despite the challenges of her father's visual impairment, she honed her skills and began painting professionally by 1835.

     

    Brussel

    Her marriage to Feico Ronner in 1850 led her to Brussels, where she found success and recognition. Ronner-Knip's works, characterized by their detailed and playful portrayal of pets, gained popularity among the European bourgeoisie.

     

    Her legacy includes being the first woman admitted as an active member to Arti et Amicitiae and her participation in the Exhibition of Living Masters in 1838.

     

    Her later years were spent in a house with a garden, which served as a studio and sanctuary for the animals she painted. Ronner-Knip's contribution to romantic animal painting remains influential, and her works continue to be celebrated for their charm and technical excellence.

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