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Patrick asked

Waarom is dit een drieluik?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Dag Patrick, een drieluik is een schilderij dat uit drie delen bestaat. Altaarstukken in kerken zijn vaak drieluiken, de zijdelen kunnen dan met behulp van scharnieren dichtgeklapt worden, net als een luik voor een raam. Dit werk kan niet dichtgeklapt worden maar bestaat wel uit drie delen en wordt daarom een drieluik genoemd. Hartelijke groeten, Rianne

Natalia asked

Hello, i visited the museum in Saturday and I can seem to find the quote by Dali that is next to his painting: landscape with the girl in the rope. I was wondering if you could briefly remind me what this quote was! Thank you so much, your museum is beautiful

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

'I try to create fantastic things, things like in a dream. The world needs more fantasy. Our civilization is too mechanical. We can make the fantastic real, and then it is more real than that which actually exists.' Salvador Dalí, 1940

Desiree asked

Do you know if this triptych was originally conceived as a paravent, thus serving as a piece of furniture? Where exactly did Edward James display it in his house? Many thanks

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Dear Desiree, thanks for this interesting question! No, it has never been used as a paravent. It was painted for Edward James' Monkton House and got damaged during WWII, after which it was transferred to West Dean. There, only the central panel was hung, the side panels were given on loan to the Tate. All the best, Saskia van Kampen-Prein

Ailsa asked

Hi, I've just seen the Landscape with a girl skipping rope in Edinburgh. Could you tell me the dimensions? It's very impressive! Thanks, Ailsa.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Hi Ailsa, you can find the dimensions on the object page of Collection Boijmans Online, under specifications. Link: Great to hear you liked the work, we also love it! Best, Rianne

Alyssa asked

What was Salvador's main idea behind this painting. What is the story behind it?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Hi Alyssa, you find some specific information on this painting on the object page on Collection Boijmans Online: Furthermore, you can find more info on surrealism here:, and here: Best, Rianne

rose asked

Is the frame around the painting "Girl Skipping Rope" the original frame?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Hi Rose, the frame on the outsides of the side panels is original, the rest of the frame has been constructed recently. It was clear that part of the frame was missing, but unfortunately we don't know exactly what the original state was. We therefore had to construct a reasonable facsimile of the frame. Best, Rianne

Max Tieland asked

Hoe groot is dit doek?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Beste Max, de afmetingen vind je onder specificaties op de objectpagina op Collectie Boijmans Online! Groeten Rianne


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Landscape with a Girl Skipping Rope

Salvador Dalí (in 1936)

Dalí made this triptych for the house of Edward James, the eccentric Englishman who supported him financially. The girl with a skipping rope symbolises a happy childhood memory. Her form is echoed by that of the bell in the tower. The figures on the right, one half skinned, could be Dalí and his dead older brother after whom he was named.


Title Landscape with a Girl Skipping Rope
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 293 cm
Width : 280 cm
Makers Artist: Salvador Dalí
Accession number 2937 a-c (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1977
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1977
Age maker About 32 years old
Collector Collector / Edward James
Exhibitions Openbare restauratie schilderij Dalí (2010)
Een paraplu, een naaimachine en een ontleedtafel. Surrealisme à la Dalí in Rotterdam. (2013)
Gek van surrealisme (2017)
External exhibitions Dalí (2012)
Surreal Encounters - Collecting the Marvellous (2016)
Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte... (2016)
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 Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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