Henriette Ronner-Knip  (Dutch, 1821-1909) 


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Henriette Ronner-Knip Biography
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.