Schwartze, Thérèse

BORN 20 Dec 1851, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland - DIED 23 Dec 1918, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
BIRTH NAME Duyl-Schwartze, Thérèse van
GRAVE LOCATION Amsterdam, Noord-Holland: Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats, Kruislaan 126 (AA-36-01-0042A)

Thérèse Schwarze was the daughter of the painter Johann Georg Schwarze (1814-1874) who was her first teacher. She went to Munich for a year to study under Gabriel Max and Franz von Lenbach. In 1879 she went to Paris where J.J. Henner became her teacher.

In her days she was well known for her portraits and she painted several members of the royal family. She was even invited to contribute her portrait to the hall of painters at the Uffizi Museum in Florence. Het work can be found at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and at the Jewish Historical Museum in that city.

In 1906 she married Anton van Duyl. He died on 22 Jul 1918 at a time that she was already in bad health. She didn't overcome this blow and died herself on December 23, 1918 after she had suddenly became ill.

She was buried at the Zorgvlied Cemetery in Amsterdam. Her sister Georgine sculpted a monument that pictured Thérèse on her deathbed and the used the death mask of her sister. It was exhibited at the Stedelijke Museum in Amsterdam and at other places. In 1963 it was recognised as her monument and it was decided to finally place it on her grave. A new grave location was found at the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats, also in Amsterdam. There she was reburied on 21 January 1965. Soon afterwards the monument was placed on the grave.

Her nieces Lizzy Ansingh and Sorella Ansingh (the daughters of her sister Clara Theresia) were painters as well.

Related persons
• painted Gabriël, Constantin
• was pupil of Henner, Jean-Jacques
• was pupil of Lenbach, Franz von
• was pupil of Max, Gabriel von, Ritter von
• painted Westerman, Gerardus Frederik


The grave of Thérèse Schwartze at Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (23 May 2008)


The grave of Thérèse Schwartze at Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (23 May 2008)


Young Italian Woman with a Dog Called Puck".
(Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum)

"Portrait of Lizzy Ansingh"
   (1902, Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum)

Schwarz, Frederick

Published: 25 Jan 2015
Last update: 10 Apr 2023