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Title Maternal Love
Alternative Title Sorrow
Collection Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Neuhuys, Albert (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1844-1914)
Date Earliest possibly 1880
Date Latest 1887
Signed yes
Description This painting by the late nineteenth-century Dutch artist Albert Neuhuys is usually known as Maternal Love. The painting depicts a mother who sits in a gloomy interior, nursing a young child. Neuhuys, who was born in Utrecht, was associated with the Hague school of painters whose works were characterised by the earth tones that are employed here. The domestic scene represented in this painting is typical of Neuhuys, whose subjects were inspired by the cottagers who lived in northern Holland.
Current Accession Number NCM 1932-43
Inscription front lr 'alb. Neuhuisj'
Subject figure
Measurements 101.5 x 84 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Miss Helen Shipstone 1932.
Provenance Sold by E. J. van Wissenlingh and Co., Amsterdam, to Herr E. van Essen, as Sorrow, 1892; Van Essen sale, Amsterdam, 1923, lot 80; Christie's, 1932.
Principal Exhibitions Neuhuys Exhibition, Munich, 1888; Albert Neuhuys, Amsterdam, 1914, cat. no. 20.
Publications Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery: Fine Art Handlist, Nottingham, 1988, p. 75.

Neuhuys exhibited at the Royal Academy in the mid-1890s.

Herr E. van Essen, a previous owner, was a well-known collector. After van Essen's death the painting was exhibited for 'several years' in the municipal museum, Amsterdam.

Rights Owner Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: Nottingham Castle
Author Dr Angela Smith



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