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Fisherman's children on the Prussian coast of the Baltic, (painting)

Artist:
Graef
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 203 (Sale info: For Sale).
We here see the beautiful Baltic spread out before us, illumined by the sun rising through the haze of early morning. The children, well-aware that, according to a proverb of their language: "the morning-hour has gold on its lips," have risen with the day, and are preparing to refresh themselves by a bath in the cool blue waves. The elder, however, rather regrets her early start, and stretches herself lazily upon the sand for a little more rest. Her little sister, afraid to venture into the water alone, stands, a personification of childish grace and roundness of outline, gazing upon the scene before her in innocent admiration, not unmingled with a vague sense of its grandeur and sublimity. A close study of this picture will reveal many beauties, which the simplicity of its subject will prevent the careless beholder from observing at first. It is marvellously true to nature in every detail. [P. 20.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.
Artist address: Berlin.
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn
Waterscape--Sea--Baltic Sea
Recreation--Leisure--Bathing
Ethnic
Children
Control number:
AECI 01430203
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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