Maria Margaretha La Fargue
The Hague 1743 - 1813
A Mother with her three Young Children in an Interior
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'.
Private Collection, Spain