Portrait of Dolores Hernández
||1893 - 1894
|Material / technique
||oil on canvas
||39 x 29 cm
||Maastricht 1894 (November 25 - December 9), 'Goovaerts', cat. no. 1
about 1980 purchase from Frits Goovaerts by Frans Boulanger
purchase from Frans Boulanger by present owner
||Private Property Maastricht
||In Madrid Henri Goovaerts meets the ten years younger Dolores Hernández Huerta. They get engaged, but death parts them before they marry. Dolores dies on February 5, 1895, at the age of twenty.
In 1896, in Essen, Germany, Henri Goovaerts will meet his future wife Lily Meyer, who is a governess at the Von Waldthausen family, of which Goovaerts portrays a number of family members at that time. In June 1898 Henri and Lily marry.