Breakfast Time
  • TitleBreakfast Time
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 87 x 91 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 128 x 134 x 7 cm
  • DatingSigned 1887
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Hanna Pauli, Swedish, born 1864, dead 1940
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1705
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1910 state acquisition funding
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1434 1870-1900
  • Collection Svenskt 1800-talsmåleriKvinnliga konstnärerالنساء الفنانات
  • Description
    Images and media

    A dappled light filters through the foliage, imparting an evocative shimmer to the objects before us. The laid table, full of beautiful things, evokes thoughts of middle-class family life and domesticity. Hanna Pauli had recently studied in Paris and had work accepted for the 1887 Salon. A Swedish critic, however, considered her technique too modern, and assumed that the patches of light on the tablecloth were a result of the artist “wiping her brushes on it”.