The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory
The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory is an early 19th-century painting by German artist Eduard Gaertner. Done is oil on canvas, the painting depicts a conservancy owned by Christian Carl Westphal (de) and his family. A wealthy Berlin merchant known for his love of horticulture, Westphal was also Gaertner's landlord. The small painting is one of only four interior scenes painted by Gaertner. It was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007, and remains in the museum's collection.
|The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||23.8 cm × 20 cm (9.4 in × 7.9 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City|
The sitters in the painting are Emilie Eleonore Dorothee Schultze, Westphal's second wife, and the couple's three children.
- Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2006–2007." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Fall 2007), p. 40, ill. (color), comments that Mr. Westfal probably commissioned this picture; notes that this is one of only four interior scenes by Gaertner.
- Dominik Bartmann. "Nachlese zur Ausstellung 'Eduard Gaertner 1801–1877'." Jahrbuch Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, 2001 7 (2002), p. 344, ill. p. 341 (color).
- "The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
- Selection of Met acquisitions including the painting.
- Tweet by the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding the painting.
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