Maria Margaretha La Fargue

The Hague 1743 - 1813

A Mother with her three Young Children in an Interior

Medium:

Oil on Panel

Category:

Interior

Dimensions:

26.5(h) x 33(w) cms

Signed:

Signed and Dated: 'Maria M. La Fargue / fec. 1774'

Essay:

This wonderful depiction of a Dutch 18th Century interior is a typical subject matter treated by La Fargue. Always fascinated by the details of Dutch society she paints this scene with a close attention to the details of middle class life. The clearly affluent interior displays many of the trappings of a wealthier family in Holland. The fine china, a painting, well made furnishings and in the background in another room off the hallway a well equipped and spacious kitchen. The middle child is shown in an intriuguing and ingenious contraption that is today known as a 'walker'.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Spain