Jan TOOROP (Dutch, b.1858, d.1928)
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A surreal panoramic image comprising three frames. The central frame is slightly higher than the others and mimics the form of a medieval alterpiece. The central panel features a monk (?) - possibly Paul the Apostle - wearing a brown habit and cowl, with a hand raised. In front of him is a young woman, standing in profile, with her head in her hand. The left panel features a nun - possibly Mother Agnes Westermann - wearing a light blue wimple and a cross, who is standing in from of an architectural structure featuring a crucified form and inscribed with the name 'BETHANE." This panel is bisected with a vertical tree form with an elderly man on the other side; head down and tightly holding a book or painting to his chest. Two wooden canes lean against him and he stands amid a city scape with high rise buildings to either side. The right panel features a nun wearing a blue habit and wearing a cross. She appears to be kneeling at prayer. Beside her is a line of children also praying. They are positioned in front of an open doorway, through which another nun leads a procession of children. There is an inscription above the door that reads "REINILDA.HUIS". Behind this group there is a city scene where a crowd of people (children?) are fighting with weapons, people loiter/lounge along the building facade and a (returning) soldier, carrying a bindle, is seen entering a doorway.
Photogravure on paper
Dimensions: 1 - Support: 299 x 733mm
Dimensions: 2 - Print: 193 x 646mm
Dimensions: 3 - Matte: 394 x 815mm
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Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū
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