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The Meal Among Friends

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  • Maria asked

    Since when is it part of the collection?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Maria, When you scroll down and click the blue button 'show all details', you can easily find all factual information, and also the acquisition date. In this case it is: 1935. Kind regards,

  • adrienne asked

    what are the dimensions?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks for your question! you can find the dimensions via the 'Specifications' tab at the objects page in our Collection Online Website.

    kind regards, Sophie


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This is a group portrait of Charley Toorop's circle of friends. From top to bottom and left to right: a sculpture by John Raedecker, Edgar Fernhout, Rachel Fernhout Pellecaan, John Raedecker, Annie Raedecker, Gerrit Rietveld, Kocki Raedecker, Wim Oepts, Annie Fernhout, Pyke Koch, John Fernhout, Adriaan Roland Holst, Charley Toorop and Eva Besnyö.
Toorop often organised dinner parties at her house in Bergen. This is not an actual assembly of guests, but a selection of her artist friends: painters, sculptors, a poet, a photographer and her children.

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Title The Meal Among Friends
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 200 cm
Height 129,5 cm
Artists Painter: Charley Toorop
Accession number 2045 (MK)
Credits Gift Mrs Th. J. Hintzens’ Jacob, Miss Dr. J. Hintzen, Jacob Mees, H.P. Bremmer, H. Nijgh and Jhr M.R. Radermacher Schorer, 1935
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1935
Creation date in 1932 - 1933
Internal exhibitions Vooral geen principes! Charley Toorop (2008)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions 'Charley Toorop' (2010)
Vereeuwigd, 1913-2013 (2013)
The Roaring Twenties (2021)
De wereld van Pyke Koch (2017)
De Toorop Dynastie (2019)
Groepsportretten vrouwelijke kunstenaars (werktitel) (2024)
Nieuwe Kaders (2020)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Bergen > North Holland > 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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