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  • Luka asked

    Is the painting exhibited in its original frame?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Luka, from checking our archive, we can only see that the painting was added to the collection in 1960 with the current frame. Without extensive provenance research however, we can't tell you if this frame was added by the previous owner, gallery or artist. Best, Tanja


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Three classical genres play an important role in the work of Alexej von Jawlensky: the landscape, the still life and the portrait. He depicted people from his immediate surroundings, but these are rarely portraits in the literal sense. This is also the case here. The woman's downward glance gives this picture an introvert character.

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Title Halbakt
Material and technique Oil on cardboard
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 117 cm
Width 69.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Alexej von Jawlensky
Accession number 2624 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 1960
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1960
Age artist About 46 years old
Collector Collector / W. van Rede
Geographical origin Russia > Eastern Europe > Europe

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Alexej von Jawlensky

Torzhok 1864 - Wiesbaden 1941

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