Charles Joseph Grips (1825-1920, Dutch)

Charles Joseph Grips (1825-1920, Dutch) born in Grave, Holland, was also known as Carel Jozeph Grips a painter, draftsman and lithographer who spent much of his life in Belgium. Grips studied at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Charles Joseph Grips split his time between the Netherlands and Belgium before finally settling in Vught, The Netherlands in 1881.

Grips’ paintings are primarily of highly detailed quiet kitchen interiors in the style of the seventeenth century painter Pieter de Hooch. It is interesting that most of these paintings include a lone cat. The cat always a symbol of domesticity and the feminine, is an apt addition in these lovely paintings.

 

Charles Joseph Grips (Belgian, 1825-1920) - An Artist's Studio

An Artist’s Studio

 

Charles Joseph Grips A Domestic Interior, 1881.

A Domestic Interior, 1881

 

Charles Joseph Grips, The Artist's Studio with Cat, 1882

The Artist’s Studio with Cat, 1882

 

Frau mit Katze, Charles Joseph Grips

Frau mit Katze

 

Holländisches Interieur mit stillender Mutter , 1861 Charles Joseph Grips

Holländisches Interieur mit stillender Mutter , 1861

 

In the Pantry with Cat, Charles Joseph Grips

In the Pantry with Cat

 

Mother and Baby in Interior with Cat, 1867 Charles Joseph Grips

Mother and Baby in Interior with Cat, 1867

 

Mother Feeding her Baby with Cat, Charles Joseph Grips

Mother Feeding her Baby with Cat

 

Opportunity Makes a Thief , 1875

Opportunity Makes a Thief , 1875

 

 

Playful Cat, Charles Joseph Grips

Playful Cat

 

Threading the Needle with Cat, 1864 Charles Jospeh Grips

Threading the Needle with Cat, 1864

 

Woman in interior preparing a meal with Cat

 

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Comments

  1. warren wilson says

    Never saw any of these paintings before. Wonderful creatures. Thank you.

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