A romantic painting which depicts a woman and child awaiting the return of a fishing boat from a moonlit coast.
Mother and Child by the Sea by Johan Christian Dahl, 1840
© Barber Institute of Fine Arts
- Oil on canvas
- 21 x 31 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £33,500 ( Total: £297,203)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Carl Wedel, Norway; by descent to Baroness Wedel-Jarlsberg, Norway; private collection, Stavanger, Norway; by descent to A Andersen, Oslo; Day and Faber, London.
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