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Adolf Boutar: The Ethiopian model in the nineteenth Century In contrast with Paris and Antwerp, where ‘the Orient’ had been a theme for some time, Dutch art academies did not provide their students with black models to study, although Africans, such as the Ethiopian model Adolf Boutar, did pose at artists’ societies. Artists also began …

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Willem de Zwart (1862 –1931) Adolf Boutar c. 1883 Black pencil on paper, 37 x 32 cm Museum de Fundatie, Heino/Wijhe and Zwolle, 3033 Literature Sillevis 1984, pp. 171, 185 –186;Bionda – Blotkamp 1994, pp.334-337 This drawing is one of the few true portraits of the Abyssinian (Ethiopian) Adolf Boutar. He is seated here in …

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In tegenstelling tot Parijs en Antwerpen waar ‘het Oosten’ al langer een thema was, werden er in de negentiende eeuw op de Nederlandse kunstacademies geen zwarte modellen aangeboden als studiemateriaal. Wel waren er bij kunstenaarsverenigingen Afrikanen, zoals het Ethiopische model Adolf Boutar, die wilden poseren. George Hendrik Breiner was lid van de kunstenaarsvereniging Pulchri in Den Haag en heeft Boutar vastgelegd …

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