Occasionally, too often, scanning the document collections that are stored on the web produces a high degree of confusion in who finds. Objects, texts, artistic pieces that follow the laws of logic should not be in a specific place or part of certain collections appear unexpectedly, derisively and, sometimes, challenging.
There is nothing in any of the biographies of the Dutch artist Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918) it undertake any journey through Spain. We record, however, other academic nature trips, such as those made to Munich, where she studied drawing and Franz von Max Gabriel Lenbach, or Florence, where I had the honor of being the first woman hanging a portrait in the Uffizi Gallery.
That is why it produces some uneasiness scrutinize the origin of this Cordovan woman who is the subject of today's article. Ruled out the possibility that Thérèse undertake a trip to the Andalusian city, should consider the hypothesis that the former Young traveled to Amsterdam. A precursor of Erasmus students, some would say. We open today a line of research that we should lead to the identity of this young from Cordoba.
Thérèse Schwartze was born in Amsterdam in a family of great artistic tradition. His father, Johann Georg Schwartze, was also a painter, and her sister Georgine and daughters of his sister Clara Theresia, Lizzy Ansingh y Sister Ansingh. He married 1906 with Handelsblad newspaper editor, Anton Duyl, hence in various art catalogs are listed as Duyl-Thérèse Schwartze. Several of his works are in the Rijksmuseum and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.
While, while we reach new conclusions or, failing, hypothesis, Odd admire the grace of these other young Cordovan roughly contemporaneous portrayed the mysterious lady.