Junge Frau, beim Schein einer Lampe nähend

Junge Frau, beim Schein einer Lampe nähend

More about this artwork
This small painting of an interior nicely portrays Biedermeier bourgeois ideals. The simple household task is being performed carefully and conscientiously - alluded to by the bible lying on the windowsill. Nothing disturbs the young woman's concentration while she is sewing, which also holds true for the observer who is not distracted from this central motif. The walls of the lofty room are painted a warm green; the only adornment is drapery hanging from the ceiling. The lamplight shines directly, illuminating the young woman's field of vision; nothing disturbs the tranquillity of the scene. In 18th century genre painting Jean Baptiste Chardin was the first to introduce the motif of peaceful absorption in simple, "minor" tasks - a tradition that is unquestionably taken up in Kersting's painting.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
14603
Birth year of the artist
1785
Year the artist deceased
1847
Dimensions of the object
40,3 x 34,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1979 aus dem Kunsthandel erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Georg Friedrich Kersting, Junge Frau, beim Schein einer Lampe nähend, 1823, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/M0xydkW4pl (Last updated on 22.03.2021)

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