This is Catharina Julia Roeters van Lennep

By Gwylym Owen

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Catharina Julia Roeters van Lennep (1813–1883) was a Dutch artist.

She was born in 1813 in Almelo, the daughter of the merchant, also consul in Königsberg, Jacob Roeters van Lennep and Johanna Hermina Coster. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, where she became an honorary advocate in 1838. Her fake has been exhibited here regularly. She was a student of Anton Weiss. Roeters van Lennep painted nevertheless lifes, using flowers and fruit, as competently as hunting scenes. One of her still lifes was awarded the silver medal of the Society Felix Meritis in 1842. She was portrayed by the Amsterdam painter Thérèse Schwartze.

On 5 October 1836, Roeters van Lennep married the lawyer and far ahead district adjudicate Jeronimo de Vries, in Amsterdam. Together in the impression of her husband she campaigned for the foundation of nursery schools in Amsterdam. The founding of the Sophia nursery, which they gained the sustain of the next Princess Sophie, it was the first definite result. Through this example, there would be nine kindergartens founded within three years in Amsterdam. She died in December 1883 at the age of 70 in her Amsterdam.

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