Mother and Child by the Sea by Johan Christian Dahl

A romantic painting which depicts a woman and child awaiting the return of a fishing boat from a moonlit coast.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 x 31 cm
Art Fund grant:
£33,500 ( Total: £297,203)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Faber & Day

According to an explanation by the artist himself, the boat contains a 'close relation', almost certainly the child's father as Dahl's father was also a fisherman.

Provenance

Carl Wedel, Norway; by descent to Baroness Wedel-Jarlsberg, Norway; private collection, Stavanger, Norway; by descent to A Andersen, Oslo; Day and Faber, London.

Venue details

Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B15 2TS 0121 414 7333 www.barber.org.uk

Entry details

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