A Fox Family
  • TitleA Fox Family
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 112 x 218 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 125 x 228 x 6 cm
  • DatingSign. 1886
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bruno Liljefors, Swedish, born 1860, dead 1939
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1376
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1886
  • Description
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    Bruno Liljefors’ paintings were based on a profound knowledge of nature – of its animals and every minute detail about their habitats. The undergrowth in A Fox Family matches the fox kits’ stage of development. Sometime in early summer, they are mature enough to eat solid food instead of suckling. This is the time when cow-parsley comes into flower, whereas the dandelions have gone to seed.