1835, L’artiste…


SKU: 6628
Signed, titled in print
Pochoir print
14 1/2 x 11 in. (36.5 x 28 cm)


Height – 36.5cm x Width – 28cm

1 in stock


Private Collection

Rosa Sara (Ro) Keezer ( Amsterdam , 29 August 1905 – 20 March 2003 ) was a Dutch illustrator, book jacket designer and painter.

Ro Keezer married Judah Harrison on 9 December 1937 and then went to the then Dutch East Indies where she became a widow two years later.
She designed illustrations for, among others, the publishers Noordhoff , HJ Paris, Mulder & Co, Valkhoff & Co, Joachimstal and FG Kroonder. She also worked as a book jacket designer. Ro made a separate book, Nederlandsche kleederdrachten and old poems (zj) for the fashion house Maison de Bonneterie, with 25 full-page illustrations.

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Ro Keezer
1905 - 2003

Gill’s style, subsequently much imitated, was noted for the enlargement of his subjects’ heads, which sat upon undersized bodies. His caricatures, in the form of large hand-coloured, lithographic portraits, were considered very accurate and not very cruel. Thus, many of Gill’s famous contemporaries wished to be drawn by him. Gill drew portrait caricatures of Sarah Bernhardt, Otto von Bismarck, ƒmile Zola, Victor Hugo, Nadar, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Adelina Patti, Charles Dickens, and Richard Wagner.