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Self-portrait against a Wall

Self-portrait against a Wall

Charley Toorop (in 1925)

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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
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 50 cm
Height 60 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Charley Toorop
Accession number 1866 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Dirk Hannema 1926
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1925
Creation date in 1925
Age artist About 34 years old
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Charley Toorop

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...

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