At Breakfast
  • TitleAt Breakfast
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 52 x 40,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 61 x 51 x 5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1898
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Laurits Andersen Ring, Danish, born 1854, dead 1933
  • Depicted PersonSigrid Kähler, Danish, born 1874-05-12, dead 1923-05-09
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 4347
  • AcquisitionGift 1946 Mrs Karin Manwaring Robertson
  • Description
    Images and media

    Seated at the breakfast table reading the morning paper is the artist’s wife, Sigrid Kähler. Light streams in through the open door, and outside we can make out the lush green of summer. The year is 1898 and the Danish artist couple have been married for two years. The painting has been compared with Carl Larsson’s contemporary Sundborn pictures. And the newspaper – a copy of Politiken – serves as a reminder of the world outside.