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Late Visitors to Pompeii

Late Visitors to Pompeii

Carel Willink (in 1931)

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  • Lisa asked

    Is it possible the figure in the foreground with hands folded is Jan Willink, Carel Willink's brother? Are there any photographs or portraits of Jan?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Lisa, Last year Silvia Willink, Carel's last wife, explained something about the people portrayed in this painting. The figure on the left, looking over his shoulder, is as you probably already understood Carel Willink himself. The bald man on the back is Oswald Spengler, which Willlink admired. The other three persons are also all self-portraits, but in different stages of life, young man, middle age and old man. So it's not a strange thought from you at all and maybe he took his brother as a comparison to his younger self. Kind regards, Sofie

  • Lucas Slot asked

    Ik ben van plan een print van dit schilderij (late visitors to Pompeii) in te lijsten. Is het mogelijk een afbeelding in hoge resolutie op te sturen? (of direct bij jullie zo'n print te kopen)


  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Beste Lucas, op dit moment wordt ons museumgebouw gerenoveerd en het publiek toegankelijke depot gaat pas in het najaar open. Daarom kunnen wij geen reproducties aanbieden. Voor afbeeldingen van werken uit de collectie kun je contact opnemen met images@boijmans.nl. Hartelijke groet, Els.


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This painting was acquired by the museum just two years after it was completed. This shows that Willink was recognised as an important artist very quickly. In comparison with his later illusionistic virtuosity, this painting is fairly crude. However, the alienating effect is very successful. Willink has depicted himself on the left, turning to face the viewer.

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Title Late Visitors to Pompeii
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 142 cm
Height 92 cm
Artists Artist: Carel Willink
Accession number 2005 (MK)
Credits Gift Academiefonds, 1933
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1933
Creation date in 1931
Entitled parties © Mrs. Sylvia Willink, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2018
Internal exhibitions Carel Willink (2000)
Schilderijen A.C. Willink (1939)
Het voorbeeld van de klassieken (1984)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions In de schaduw van morgen. (2012)
Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism. Highlights from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2023)
A Surreal Shock – Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2021)
Only the Marvelous is Beautiful (2022)
A Surreal Shock. Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2023)
Dal nulla al sogno (2018)
Surrealist Art - Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2021)
Research A dream collection - Surrealism in Museum Boijmans Van beuningen
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Carel Willink

Amsterdam 1900 - Amsterdam 1983

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