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Maternity (Suffering)

CARRIÈRE, Eugène (1849 - 1906)

Maternity (Suffering)

Date: 1896-97 c.

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 81.3 x 65.4 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2434

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

Carrière enjoyed considerable success at the Salon of 1885 with a large painting of The Sick Child (Paris, Musée d'Orsay) and in 1896-97 gave a work of the same title to his friend Auguste Rodin. This composition of around 1891-92 depicts Madame Carrière clasping a sick girl, perhaps her first daughter Elise (b. 1878). The artist painted several works with the title Maternité, most of which include a baby, rather than an adolescent. Gwendoline Davies purchased this work in 1913.

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Annkathrin Murray - akm@artinprint.org
17 June 2012, 21:22
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