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A Sleeping Child
  • TitleA Sleeping Child
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 55 x 77 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 72 x 95 x 7 cm
  • DatingMade 1880s
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Emma Löwstädt-Chadwick, Swedish, born 1855, dead 1932
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 3236
  • AcquisitionGift 1937 the artist Francis B. Chadwick
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    The artist has managed to capture the sleeping figure in an immediate and moving manner. It reminds us of the vulnerability of small children in our culture. Löwstädt-Chadwick, through her paintings, wanted to re-evaluate the home, human relations and our basic need for mutual recognition. She settled in the international art colony of Grez-sur-Loing in 1882 and operated Pension Chevillon with her husband Francis B. Chadwick.