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Sylvia Willink-Quiel (b. 1944)

Lot 261: Portrait of Frans Molenaar by Silvia Willink

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

September 28, 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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WILLINK-QUIËL, Sylvia (Dutch 1944). Frans Molenaar, 2011. Oil on canvas, signed in paint and dated 'Sylvia W.' 11' (lower right), inscribed 'F. M.' (on a pocket square) and 'Frans Molenaar. Couturier/tovenaar by Sylvia Willink 2011 mei' (on the reverse); inscribed 'Ter bescherming carton laten zitten! nooit in de zon! slecht voor olieverf S.W.' and marked with the artist fingerprints (on the protective cardboard at the back of the frame), framed, image size 59.5 x 49.5 cm., frame size 64.5 x 54.5 cm. Very good condition.

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WILLINK-QUIËL, Sylvia (Dutch 1944).


Sylvia Willink's portraits - both sculptures and paintings - are well known for the remarkable likeness of her models. Or, as Carel Willink put it: "She has a nice little talent". Apart from the former queens Juliana and Beatrix she portrayed Carel Willink, Simon Carmiggelt and Marten Toonder.

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