The Artist's Granddaughter with Her Nurse by Max Liebermann

Oil, 1919.

The Artist's Granddaughter with Her Nurse

Art work details

Original Title :
Die Enkelin des Kunstlers mit ihrem Kindermädchen
Year of production :
Max Liebermann
Medium :
Oil painting
Oil paint, Canvas
Dimensions :
height: 52 cms; width: 41 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Margaret Fisher with MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund assistance and an anonymous donation
Associated Groups :
Berliner Secession
Portrait, Children, Liebermann

Alternative title:

The Granddaughter in the Wicker Chair

Liebermann’s granddaughter was a much loved and frequent visitor to the artist’s lakeside villa. In this relaxed and unsentimental study, she is shown with her book leaning on a chair, while her nurse encouragingly points to the open page.

The monochrome palette contrasts with the dark crown of the girl’s inclined head, and the closeness of the nurse creates a moment of intimacy and focus.

V & A Purchase Grant Fund

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