Charley Toorop was 34 when she painted this self portrait. She has portrayed herself as a confident woman. She was then the mother of three children, separated from their father and busy building a career as a painter. She had just found her definitive style a straightforward realism with powerful accents and this is her first self portrait in this manner.
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|Title||Self-portrait against a Wall|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Width 50 cm
Height 60 cm
|Accession number||1866 (MK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Dirk Hannema 1926|
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|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Katwijk aan Zee 1891 - Bergen 1955
As a self-taught artist, Charley Toorop developed a highly personal, robust painting style. She mostly painted portraits, such as the monumental canvas ‘Three...Bekijk het volledige profiel