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A spring day

Friedrich Kallmorgen1887

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

The picture is one of those selected by the Art Gallery of New South Wales from the Centennial International Exhibition held at Melbourne in 1888–89. In its early years the Gallery acquired several contemporary Austrian and German works, most of which have since been sold. The theme seems to be a class of schoolchildren rejoicing as they are accompanied home by their parents. Some would probably end their days in the trenches of the First World War.

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Details

  • Title: A spring day
  • Creator: Friedrich Kallmorgen
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Physical Dimensions: 146.0 x 105.9 cm stretcher; 187.5 x 149.5 x 14.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in Melbourne 1889.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 1889
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Signature & Date: Signed and dated l.l., black paint "Fr. Kallmorgen 87(date over "en")". Signed l.l., "F.G. Kallmorgen".
  • Artist Country: Germany

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