Henriette Ronner-Knip (Dutch, 1909)

Timeline

1821
Born in Amsterdam
1836
At the age of fifteen, she sold her first painting in an exhibition at Dusseldorf. She received her earliest tuition from her father Joseph Augustus Knip (1777-1847).
1850
Married Telco Ronner and they moved to Brussels where she was to spend the rest of her life.
1850
The ‘Natura Artis Magistra’ Society of Amsterdam elected her to membership.
1860
Exhibited a painting entitled La mort d’un ami which was highly acclaimed, establishing her reputation as a painter of dogs.
1861
She was made a member of merit in the Academy of Painting and Drawing in Rotterdam.
1874
The King of The Netherlands presented her with a ‘Unique Medal of Merit’ .
1876
The Queen of Belgium commissioned her to paint two of her favourite lap-dogs and the success of these works led to many more commissions.
1876
Wins artistic medal at the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia
1883
Wins gold medal at the Colonial and International Exposition held in Amsterdam
1883
Silver medal at the Universal Exhibition held in Edinburgh in 1883.
1887
Ronner Knip was awarded the Cross of the Order of Léopold by Léopold II King of the Belgians, an honour rarely bestowed upon a woman artist.
1891
In 1891, a Henriette Ronner Album was published with twelve reproductions of her most famous works.
1909
Died in Brussels
The work of Henriette Ronner-Knip is represented in several museums including the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Dordrechts Museum.
Among her most prestigious clients were the King of Hanover, Don Fernando King of Portugal, Emperor Wilhelm I King of Prussia, Baron Tindal of Amsterdam, the Duchess of Edinburgh and the Princess of Wales.