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The Golden Wedding, (painting)

Artist:
Bischoff, F.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3 (Sale info: $1500.00).
In Germany they . . . make more of the little events of domestic life, and especially of anniversaries. . . . The fiftieth anniversary of this union is celebrated with much ceremony, as their "Golden Wedding." It is such an occasion that Bischoff has happily represented here. An aged couple are just leaving the porch of a church, where they have offered thanks for their prolonged and undivided happiness, and renewed their youthful vows; . . . Some of their neighbors, as well as their immediate family, are accompanying them home from church; . . . Just before them is a group of their grandchildren, the youngest of whom, schooled by an elder brother, presents a bouquet to the gray-haired, close-capped, golden bride;--a bouquet the freshness and fragrance of which we may be sure makes her dear old heart beat youthfully again as her breast is filled with sweeter memories. In the group is a youngster whose manuscript threatens a little speech or poem; . . . Mr. Bischoff's picture . . . is painted with great simplicity of manner and fidelity to nature. The cool, silvery tone of color which pervades it is in keeping with the spirit of the composition and the severe and placid joy which it commemorates. . . . [Pp. 5-6; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
Catalogue of Paintings, &c. on exhibition and for sale at Schaus's Gallery, 749 Broadway, New-York. Admission 25 cents. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New-York: J. Craft, Printer, 29 Ann Street, cor. Nassau. 1862.
Topic:
Ceremony--Wedding
Ethnic
Figure group--Elderly
Children
Architecture--Religious--Church
Occupation--Farm
Control number:
AECI 01330003
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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