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The Reaper's Return Home, (painting)

Catalog Data

Artist:
Becker  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 68
Few paintings in the Exhibition have won more admiration than this. Becker stands in the first rank of German artists. Referring to this "chef d'oeuvre," a New-York journal says: "Who has not been touched by contemplating these Reapers? Becker has painted here a beautiful idyl, thoroughly German, and yet so full of natural feeling, so expressive of simple happiness and heartfelt content, that it will win sympathy--and that is more than admiration--in every country and from all healthy minds. The ease of all the figures here, their motion, their well-poised attitudes, particularly that of the man snapping his finger at the child, the warm sunny light which falls upon the group from behind, gilding the folds of the homely drapery--are worthy of all admiration." [P. 25.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.
Artist nationality: Dusseldorf School.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Harvesting  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure--Child  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01550068
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_29202