Sunday, 26 October 2008

christiaan andriessen

my sister, rozemarijn, pointed me in the direction of christiaan andriessen, a 19th century amsterdam art teacher, who drew a diary of sorts from 1805 till 1808. the drawings are snapshots accompanied by either a short comment by the author or a quote from one of the people depicted. check out more of his work at the amsterdam city archive. the image below from 17 april 1805 possibly depicts christiaan's mother, ill in bed, having to take her medication.

"there it strikes 10, another one to take now"

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