Häusliche Toilette

Häusliche Toilette

More about this artwork
An old woman is picking lice from the hair of a boy who is sitting on the ground with a small dog that looks expectantly at the boy’s piece of bread. A widow’s ring on the woman’s finger indicates her marital status; the child is perhaps her grandson. The motif of delousing is frequently found in Dutch painting, and it is probable that Murilo was inspired by such works. However, the larger format already differentiates Murillo’s painting from Dutch genre scenes.

Displayed
AP OG Saal XIII
Inventory Number
489
Birth year of the artist
1618
Year the artist deceased
1682
Dimensions of the object
143,7 x 109 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Spanische Malerei
Origin
1768 als Vermächtnis des Hofkammerrates Franz Joseph von Dufresne erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Häusliche Toilette, um 1655/60, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPJE0xgA (Last updated on 19.01.2022)

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