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Jan Jacobus Matthys Damschroeder

'The Fortune Teller' Oil on Canvas, 40x32cm.

The Fortune Teller

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Jan Jacobus Matthys Damschroeder 1825 - 1905

Born in Germany, Jan Damschroeder spent most of his life working in Amsterdam, where we believe this work to be set.

He specialised in genre paintings, often with the inclusion of children.

A painting entitled 'The Village School' was sold at a London auction house c.1900 for what was then the considerable sum of 30 guineas.

Damschroeder worked in both oils and watercolours, often painting on a more modest scale than this example.

It would seem that this is a major large work and was painted as an exhibition piece.