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Father Alcazin

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  • Shira asked

    Was this work exhibited somewhere in the 19th century? Do we know more details about Alcazin?
    Thank you!!

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Shira, all we know is that Mr. Alcazin was a life guard in Honfleur. Also, we know that Theo van Gogh organised an exhibition of Rafaelli in 1890 in Paris, but I can't tell you if this work was on show there. To find out more, it would require some further research, for which we unfortunately do not have the means at the moment. I'm sorry we couldn't be of more help. All the best, Rianne


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Here the Parisian painter Rafaëlli has portrayed a colourful figure from the harbour town of Honfleur, Alcazin the lifeguard. Vincent van Gogh greatly admired Rafaëlli's strong figure pieces. His brother Theo van Gogh organised an exhibition of Rafaëlli's work in Paris in 1890.

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Title Father Alcazin
Material and technique Oil on cardboard
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 36 cm
Width 31.3 cm
Artists Schilder: Jean François Raffaëlli
Accession number VdV 63
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1972
Age artist Between 25 and 30 years old
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Jean François Raffaëlli

Parijs 1850 - Parijs 1924

Jean-François Raffaëlli initially showed an interest in music and the theatre before he became a painter in 1870. In the same year, one of his landscapes was...

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