Drawing on Door
A. Kinder or Rinder
oil on canvas 24 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (62.2 x 51.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 10B
Luce Center Label
Drawing on Door captures a flirtatious encounter between a young man and woman. The peaceful setting, traditional clothing, and woman's tender skepticism impart a sentimental tone on the painting. Genre paintings that show scenes of everyday life have been a popular subject throughout history. They were especially fashionable around the time of the Industrial Revolution because they presented a romantic view of the past during a time of rapid change.
Architecture Exterior - detail - door
Architecture Exterior - domestic
Ethnic - German
Occupation - art - artist
Recreation - courting
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About A. Kinder or Rinder
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