Van Houten, Barbara Elisabeth

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van Houten, Barbara Elisabeth Gender: F
born on 8 April 1862 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Groningen, Netherlands, 53n1208, 6e3309
Timezone LMT m6e3309 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°30' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°00 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 10°27'


Dutch painter known for her painting Girl in a Chair which was included in the 1905 book Women Painters of the World.

Houten studied at the École du Louvre in Paris before finishing her studies under August Allebé at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She was the niece of Sientje Mesdag-van Houten who gave her advice on her studies. Besides oil paintings she is also known for etchings and was a member of the short-lived Dutch Etcher's Club (1885-1896). Two of her etchings Two seated girls and Tulips were included at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Houten died in The Hague on 27 May 1950, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 356 from the Groningen archives: "des nademiddags te drie uur" (in the afternoon at three o'clock). English Wikipedia has 1863 in error.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)