Brita Maria (Mussa) Banck (1830–1906), Housekeeper, 1890
  • Brita Maria (Mussa) Banck (1830–1906), Housekeeper, 1890

    TitleBrita Maria (Mussa) Banck (1830–1906), Housekeeper, 1890
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 112 x 86 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 122 x 95 x 5 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1890
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Eva Bonnier, Swedish, born 1857, dead 1909
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 4026
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1990
  • Collection Kvinnliga konstnärerالنساء الفنانات
  • Description
    Images and media

    Eva Bonnier painted the family’s housekeeper, Brita Maria Banck, or Mussa as she was known, in her everyday environment, with a newspaper spread out on the table. Her strong, focused gaze makes a firm, but at the same time calm and secure impression. Bonnier, one of the leading portrait painters of her time, wrote: “I feel it is most natural to portray her as a newspaper reader, as that is what she spends most of her time doing.”