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Title Hard Words
Collection Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Artist Hoff, Carl Heinrich (German painter, 1838-1890)
Date 1861 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Carl Hoff was a German painter who specialized in genre scenes such as this. Within a domestic interior a seated girl scolds a young boy who stands before her with his head lowered. She holds an open book in her left hand and a ceramic pot rests on her lap. A small wooden boat lies discarded by the boy on the stone floor in the right foreground. The artist is clearly inviting the viewer to unravel the narrative of the scene.
Current Accession Number 1929.400
Inscription front ll 'Carl Hoff. DDF 61'
Subject everyday life (young boy and girl in domestic interior)
Measurements 18 x 16 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. H. Bell 1929.
Notes Handwritten label on reverse Hard Words. Painted by Carl Hoff.13.1350 Dusseldorf.456'
Rights Owner Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Sefton M.B.C. Leisure Services
Author Lisa Howard



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