The following information is courtesy of the Holsboer Family, who own a portrait of Dr. H.B. Holsboer, knighted an officer of the royal court of Orange Nassau, seated at desk. (oil on canvas: 90,5 x 96 cm, signed upper left: "hoowij 1939". )
This painting was commissioned by the municipal council of the city of Enschede in the district of Twenthe at the occasion of the fifth lustrum and the simultaneous retirement of Dr. Holsboer. Dr H.B. Holsboer was the founder and first rector of the higher textiles college (Hogere Textil School) in Enschede, the Netherlands. The painting has always been displayed in the school's boardroom until the late eighties when the school was converted Subsequently the painting passed
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