Margaretha C.J.W. Roosenboom

Margaretha C.J.W. Roosenboom

Artist: Margaretha C.J.W. Roosenboom (Dutch, 1843-1896)

Title: 'Roses in a Vase'

Size:  42 x 34 cm (16,5 x 13,3 inch)

Material: Watercolour
Signed: Lower right: Margareth Roosenboom

Inventory #: 864AC7

The painter Margaretha C.J.W. Roosenboom (The Hague, 1843 - Voorburg 1896) grew up in a real artist family. Her father Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom and her grandfather Andreas Schelfhout both taught her the arts. Roosenboom is known for her still lifes, which usually contain flowers, flowers or fruit. Her expertise is demonstrated by her ability to make her performances appear lifelike, while giving them a decorative and picturesque character.


Roosenboom pays a lot of attention to the light in both her watercolors and oil paintings. By combining high gloss with a dark background, a strong contrast is created that evokes tension in an otherwise tranquil performance.


During her career, Roosenboom was a member of several artists' companies, including Pulchri Studio in The Hague and Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. She exhibited regularly in Antwerp, Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.


Today her work is present in the collections of several major museums in the Netherlands, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and the Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

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