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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 Artist: Charley Toorop
Accession number 1866 (MK)
Credits Gift Dirk Hannema, 1926
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1925
Creation date in 1925
Internal exhibitions Vooral geen principes! Charley Toorop (2008)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions 'Charley Toorop' (2010)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Branding Rotterdam (2019)
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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