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The Double Treat, (painting)

Artist:
Kretschmer Prof.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 204 (Sale info: $400.00).
In the subject . . . many will recognize the hero of "first Pants," a few years advanced in life, and with muscles strengthened and knit, and features matured and embrowned by a peasant-boy's outdoor work and play. He has evidently just come in, hungry as a wolf, from some appetite-rousing exercise and, finding the cupboard open, has helped himself to a huge slice of the bread and ham . . . as well as to some beer from the jug so conveniently in his way. But an old story-book found on an upper shelf comes in for a share of his attention, and for the full enjoyment of this double treat, he has settled himself in the most comfortable position, and pays no heed to the strenuous endeavors of his pet goldfinch to attract his notice. At [this] moment . . . he has arrived at a most fascinating point of the story; an all potent fairy has probably just made her appearance; an enchanted prince is about to be transformed; or a valiant knight is in the midst of a terrible combat with a weird monster, and the victory hangs upon a thread. Our young friend's material wants are entirely forgotten, for the first two bites of his sandwich have long been swallowed, and his wide open eyes and the intense expression of his features show that his imagination has flown far away to the scene in which all his interest is absorbed. [P. 20; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
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:
Occupation--Other--Peasant
Figure male--Child
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking
Recreation--Leisure--Reading
Animal--Fish--Goldfish
Still Life--Foodstuff
Control number:
AECI 01430204
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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