Drawing on Door

  • A. Kinder or Rinder, Drawing on Door, 1887, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney, 1952.13.82

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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.

Title
Drawing on Door
Artist
Date
1887
On View
Dimensions
24 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (62.2 x 51.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Recreation – courting
  • Occupation – art – artist
  • Ethnic – German
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – door
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic
Object Number
1952.13.82
Palette
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