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Late Visitors to Pompeii

Carel Willink (in 1931)

This painting was acquired by the museum just two years after it was completed. This shows that Willink was recognised as an important artist very quickly. In comparison with his later illusionistic virtuosity, this painting is fairly crude. However, the alienating effect is very successful. Willink has depicted himself on the left, turning to face the viewer.


Title Late Visitors to Pompeii
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 05
Dimensions (general) Width : 142 cm
Height : 92 cm
Makers Artist: Carel Willink
Accession number 2005 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Academiefonds 1933
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1933
Age maker About 31 years old
Exhibitions Schilderijen A.C. Willink (1939)
Carel Willink (2000)
Het voorbeeld van de klassieken (1984)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions In de schaduw van morgen. (2012)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Carel Willink

Amsterdam 1900 - Amsterdam 1983