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Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

About Alida Withoos

Alida Withoos was a botanical artist and painter. Not many records have been saved of the time she lived and what is known, comes from birth-, marriage and death records.

It is assumed she was born in 1661, or 1662, in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. She was the daughter of painter Matthias Withoos and Wendelina van Hoorn. Alida had another sister and three brothers and all of them were taught by their father in painting still lives and botanical illustrations.

On January 23th, 1701 Alida married the 29-year old painter Andries Cornelisz van Dalen, in Amsterdam. By that time she already had made her fame with her paintings and drawings. It is assumed she stopped painting, since no more paintings can be found from her after her marriage.

In 1703, after her father's departure, Alida and her husband moved to Amsterdam, where they lived until Alida died. There are no records of the couple having children, nor much else is known about that time.

Alida Withoos died on December 5th, 1730 and was burried in Amsterdam.

See also my post:
Alida Withoos' Work.

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Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks for the visit :)

I can never comment on your other blog as Weblog for some reason never recognizes my login.

I have never heard of Alida Withoos and love the paintings you have put in this post. Will have to look her up.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:54:00 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

My pleasure!:-)

I am aware of the fact you can't comment unless you are a weblog user. That is why I added the Bussfuze button in some of my posts. Just click it and leave your comment.

It's the best way I can think of for leaving comments outside of weblog.

There is not much know about Alida, but you may come across some of her paintings and drawings on calendars and postcards.

Have a very blessed day!

God's Grace.

BTW, I will add you on this blog as well!:-)

Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:07:00 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Here's another talented artist from Netherlands.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Yeah, isn't her work beautiful! I love it.

(((HUGS))) Lieve Zus, missed ya.

God's Grace.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:11:00 AM  
Blogger Thom Withoos said...

I did of course know about Alida, she's family, but not in a direct line as you can see in the piece above. My uncle has been trying to track down the family line, but this far it's still unknown how the branches have spread. But regarding artistic work there's still some active members of wich two are easy to find on the internet. My cousin Hans who is a fulltime photographer, doing both art and commercial photography. And there's me, also shooting photograph, but also involved in fractal art, some 3d art and manipulation. Google will help you find Hans, for me, well, here's some links:

Good day,
Thom Withoos

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 5:23:00 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Thom Withoos,
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I would never have thought to get a comment from a descendent of the Withoos family and I am honored.

Thanks for the links. I will check them out and maybe some day do posts on photography. It is an art as well! :-)

God's Grace.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:09:00 AM  

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