Julius van de Sande Bakhuyzen - Still life with flowers - 1871
Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen (The Hague, 18 June 1835 – The Hague, 21 October 1925) was a Dutch etcher and painter in the Hague School. He was a member of a number of artists’ associations, such as Arti et Amicitiae and Pulchri Studio.
Arti et Amicitiae (lat .: Arts and friendships) is a Dutch artist’s society founded in 1839, and located on the Rokin in Amsterdam. The Society (also called Arti for short) has played a key role in the Netherlands art scene and in particular in the Amsterdam art schools. It was and is to this day a hub for artists and art lovers in the city of Amsterdam. It is a private institution which supports artists, maintains social networks and offers a pension fund.
Arti et Amicitiae is also the name of the building. The complex was merged from two separate buildings and given a white neo-classical facade by J. H. Leliman in 1855.