Portrait of Cornelia, Clara and Johanna Veth, Jan Veth, 1885

Portrait of Cornelia, Clara and Johanna Veth, Jan Veth, 1885

oil on canvas, h 90.2cm × w 109.6cm × d 5.5cm. More details

Veth was young and still living at home when he portrayed his three sisters with painstaking honesty. His father assessed the likenesses of his daughters with equal candour: ‘My opinion of these portraits is, and will always be, that they are excellent likenesses, which are anything but flattering, and there are a few sharp edges, which I would rather have seen some-what softened.’

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