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.[1][2] It was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007, and remains in the museum's collection.[3]

The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory
The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory MET DP152116.jpg
ArtistEduard Gaertner
Year1836
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions23.8 cm × 20 cm (9.4 in × 7.9 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Accession2007.70

The sitters in the painting are Emilie Eleonore Dorothee Schultze, Westphal's second wife, and the couple's three children.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Dominik Bartmann. "Nachlese zur Ausstellung 'Eduard Gaertner 1801–1877'." Jahrbuch Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, 2001 7 (2002), p. 344, ill. p. 341 (color).
  3. ^ a b "The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-05-13.

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