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Title Childhood
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Sondermann, Hermann (German artist, 1832-1901)
Date Earliest about 1865
Date Latest about 1890
Signed yes
Description Sondermann was a German artist, born in Berlin who specialised in scenes of rural life, often focusing on the everyday lives of women and children.
Current Accession Number 1954P54
Former Accession Number P.4554
Inscription front ll 'H.S.'
Subject everyday life (children)
Measurements 11.4 x 15.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by an anonymous donor 1954.
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 137
Notes Although this painting seems, at first glance, to date from the 1860s, Sondermann continued to paint in this style well into the 1890s. This makes dating his work difficult. Feeding the Goats, also on panel, depicts a similar blonde-haired child and is dated '1890'.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth

 

 

 

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