Attributed to Sigismund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745-1801) Seated Mother with Baby and Small Child in a Walled Garden
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Attributed to Sigismund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745-1801)
Seated Mother with Baby and Small Child in a Walled Garden. Unsigned, attributed to "Freudenberger" on a detached label affixed to the frame backing paper. Ink and wash on paper, 5 7/8 x 4 7/8 in., framed. Condition: Stain to u.r. quadrant, scattered pale fox marks, not examined out of frame.
N.B. While ostensibly a genre scene, the poses of the figures are reminiscent of a Madonna and Child with St. John. In the work at hand, the standing child holds a small animal, perhaps a cat, while the baby stretches from the mother's lap, reaching out to touch the creature.
Framed dimensions are 11 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. Gold foil embossed label from F. Gianella, Metropol, Zurich, on an old paper backing now affixed to the current frame backing paper.
Although the frame was not opened during cataloging, the drawing is matted so that all the edges are visible. It is not laid down, but appears to be affixed at several points to the back mat.
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