Poster for Delft Salad Oil, Jan Toorop, 1894


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Johannes Theodorus Toorop (1858-1928) was a Dutch artist from the 19th century. Some consider him as influential as fellow contemporaries, Van Gogh and Piet Mondrian. But he was far less popular – his work is not known by many.

Born in Purworejo, on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, he struggled in his early school years. He moved to the Netherlands at age of 13, and was soon discovered because of his drawing skills. He subsequently enrolled as an art student at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. But probably more significant was his time in Belgium, where he immersed himself in the avant-garde artistic environment. In 1882 he joined Les Vingt, a group of painters, designers and sculptors who exhibited artworks together.

Throughout his career, Jan Toorop created works in various styles – from Neo Impressionism, to Symbolism, Art Nouveau and Pointilism.

About Artwork

One of his significant works was the Delft Salad Oil poster from 1894. It was commissioned by The Nederlandse Olie Fabriek (The Dutch Oil Company) to advertise their “salad oil”. It became so popular, that the Dutch Art Nouveau style is often referred to as the “salad oil style”. It is characteristic of much of Jan Toorop’s work – stylized figures, curvilinear vivid patterns, and dynamic lines which showcased his Javanese roots.

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
– 200 gsm / 80 lb matte (uncoated) paper
– Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79″–0.98″ and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75″
– Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
– Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
– For indoor use
– Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. The end recipient can hang it directly on the wall.
– Printed and shipped on demand. No minimums.

Additional information

Weight0.53408 kg

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