WikiArS/assignments/Create a neutral reconstruction of a badly mutilated 17th century painting

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This is an assignment created by Jane023 (talk · contribs) that gives orientation and references to create an image or file that is necessary for Wikipedia or for some Free Knowledge project.

  • Type of resource: Wikimedia commons file for use in a Wikipedia article
  • Associate wikiprojects:
    Wikimedia Commons

w:en:Gijsbert Claesz van Campen Commons:Category:Ghijsbert Claesz. van Campen

my own poor attempt at a reconstruction - pasting two pictures together
  • Scope: Art history , Painting by Frans Hals that has been cut down into at least three separate paintings
  • Allocated to:
    Not yet
  • Status:
    NoN Not done

Assignment language:en

Assignment: Alternative version of Portrait of the family of Gijsbert van Campen


The art historian made a reconstruction including a small strip added between the two painting halfs and including another young girl (face about where the church is) and the skirt behind the goats head dropping to the ground. On the right, another strip was added with 4 more children, including the fragment of the boy (see the picture in the Commons category). The reconstruction was based on the original dimensions and also recent research on the family listing all of the children. The point of the assignment is to give an artist's impression of what the painting may have looked like in the 17th century.


Sources and references

See also the work by Claus Grimm and Seymour Slive about this painting in their catalogs of Frans Hals paintings.


If you create the illustration on paper:

  • Recommended minimum size: DIN A5 (landscape, horizontal). Photographs of illustrations must be studio photographs. Scans of illustrations must be high-quality, sharp and high-resolution.
  • Digitized PNG files must not be compressed.

If you create the illustration as a bitmap:

  • Approximate minimum size of the file to be published: 1800 x 1270 pixels (more than 2 Mpx). Approximate recommended size: 2500 x 1764 (more than 4 Mpx). More is better.
  • Maximum file size: 100 MB.

If you create a vector graphic (preferable), use the standard SVG format.

Image display guidelines:

  • Approximate image display dimensions on description page: 718 x 500 pixels.
  • Approximate image display dimensions in a Wikipedia article: 500 x 348 pixels.

Keep in mind the approximate display dimensions to ensure that the illustration has an appropriate level of detail for its publication context.

Potential advisers

Experts or knowers of this knowledge area that are available to guide the graphic creator, oversees the process of creation and supervise the image before to publish.

Experts, please signup here!