(Amsterdam 1900 – Amsterdam 1983)
Portrait of Dorothea Behrens-Hangeler
Signed and dated Sept 1921 l.r.
Charcoal on paper, 56 x 44 cm (measured within passe-partout)
– Collection R.C. Pathuis, Amsterdam
– By descent to the present owner
This is probably a portrait of Dorothea Behrens-Hangeler, collage-artist and the spouse of the Berlin artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler. Carel Willink met Herbert during his training at the International Free Academy of Hans Baluschek, in Berlin. This was the start of a close friendship, resulting in a correspondence over many years and a series of portraits.
For another portrait of Dorothea Behrens-Hangeler by Carel Willink, see Portrait of Herbert Behrens Hangeler / Portrait of Miss Behrens Hangeler, Christie’s Amsterdam, 1 June 1995, lot 48.