Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century
Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century

Child with a Squirrel, Hermann Kaulback, 19th Century

The Painting

Hermann Kaulbach, (26 July 1846 in Munich – 9 December 1909 in Munich) was a German painter of the Munich School.
The painting depicts a scene of a young child lying on the floor watching a squirrel eat from its metal bowl. The dark and simple background of the painting as well as the dress of the child suggest a modest household. The child who shares his leftovers is captivated by the animal. The spoon is depicted scattered next to the bowl on the floor. Stretching his right arm, the child is making an attempt to get closer to and to caress the squirrel.
Squirrels were depicted especially in 18th and 19th century paintings and had various symbolic meanings throughout the ages. Sometimes they were seen as symbols of covetousness because of their hoarding food for winter. Other times they were seen as affectionate friends and also as symbols of obedience and personal restraint. In this painting the latter may be the case.
The child plays a central role in this triangular painting’s composition. It is surrounded on the left by the spoon and on the right by the animal and the bowl. The child’s head is portrayed on the same level as the animal’s, on the ground. This composition shows the emotional
bond between the child and the animal. The painting evokes an emotional reaction that connects the viewer who identifies with the child’s feelings.
The painting is in very good condition and set a beautiful frame.
Height: 43 cm Width: 48 cm (framed)

Details

  • Date: 19th Century
  • Material: Wood
  • Technique: Oiled
  • Size: H 16.93 in. x W 18.9 in. x D 1.97 in., H 43 cm x W 48 cm x D 5 cm
  • Place of Origin: Germany

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