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