Dutch Artists (19th century)


'To be or not to be'

Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt

(1816-1893)


This painting by Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt is part of the London 5 collection. It is not on public display.


Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt was born in Rotterdam (1816) and died in Haarlem (1893). He worked in London in 1860.


This masterpiece by Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt is one of a series of paintings depicting wealthy women.


The signature of Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt is found on the lower left side of the painting.


Petrus Theodorus van Wijngaerdt painted in the Rococo style. This painting appears to depict a mother and daughter who await news from the adjoining room. The mother tries to eavesdrop on the conversation while her daughter nervously awaits the decision. Both mother and daughter are dressed in the finest attire. A small bouquet is on the floor.