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Staatskas of de Haartdsteden (Public Chest, or, The Hearths)
  • Jan Toorop
    born: Purwoedjo, Java, Indonesia ; died: The Hague, Netherlands ; active: Netherlands, England, United Kingdom, Belgium
  • Staatskas of de Haartdsteden (Public Chest, or, The Hearths), 1895
  • Where object was made: Belgium
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 371 x 276 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 410 x 305 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2003.0006

Image shows governmenet minister Springer van Eyk as an orchestra conductor levying a hearth tax. Instruments merge into chimneys and dispense into smoke - below a frieze of male and female figures, some of Japanese descent.