In spite of the fact that the Scheffer family moved to The Hague two years after his birth and that the artist later set up a studio in Paris where he came into vogue, we are still very proud of ‘our Ary’.
Four years after his death a statue was unveiled on a central square named after him. The sculpture created by Joseph Mezzara had been designed by Cornelia Marjolin, Scheffer’s daughter, a sculptor and painter in her own right (see his portrait of her below).
Whenever I visit the museum (which I do regularly, as a Friend I can go in for free), I always visit the rooms dedicated to our painter. The works have been displayed in a very Romantic setting where the principal colour is a warm red. So if you ever should visit Dordrecht, you certainly must go and have a look.
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