Friday, June 19, 2015

My great-grandfather

At least once a week I google my
 great-grandfather's name.
I always hope to find a link with new 
information or perhaps even a new work of art.

Two weeks ago I found this lithographic print.
It was sold as a self portrait of the painter and says "1879 1929 JAN VISSER" in the bottom right corner.
I'm a little confused because this portrait is somehow different from the other portraits I own. I am
 wondering if this could be a portrait of his oldest
 son (and not a self portrait), whose name was 
also Jan Visser, my grandfather's brother. 
But what do the dates mean?

 This is such an interesting journey back in time!