Katharina Rozee

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Katharina, or Catharina Rozee (1632, Leiden – 1682, Leiden), was a Dutch Golden Age artist.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken she made clever designs with silk fibers on panels of landscapes, animals, flowers and insects that looked so real that they confounded their viewers and common folk claimed she must be a magician.[1] Her works were in great demand, and one of her works with "a landscape with a tree stump and a spider in its web" fetched 500 guilders.[1]

Houbraken's source was Michiel Carré, who told him about a portrait she made with such natural skin tones "that it looked like an oil painting". One of her best works was purchased by the Grand Duke of Florence.[1] She died unmarried at age 50.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Dutch) Katharina Rozee Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature