Italian Mother with a Child
  • Italian Mother with a Child

    TitleItalian Mother with a Child
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 77 x 64 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Amalia Lindegren, Swedish, born 1814-05-23, dead 1891-12-27
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 7024
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2004 J.H. Scharps Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    Amalia Lindegren had studied extensively. She traveled to Paris, Munich and Rome, among other places, to develop her artistry. Here she has painted a motif that was very popular in Italy: a peasant woman carrying her child. The painting is an example of how artists conveyed an image of Italy as being a sort of paradise on earth, where people led a simple and timeless life.