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Portrait of a father with his daughter by Sigmund Barth 1765

Posted by on October 1, 2012

Sigmund Barth ( 1723–1772 )
How many people today would ask their young daughter to fetch them a red hot coal so they can light a pipe?
Detail:  coat, buckle breeches, waistcoat, shirt, pipe, coal, tongs, girl, girls clothing, chair, fireplace

4 Responses to Portrait of a father with his daughter by Sigmund Barth 1765

  1. Jennifer Emmons

    Kinda like the five o’clock shadow…;)

  2. Keith

    The little girl is about to drop the coal in the guy’s crotch.

  3. Robert

    The artist used a remarkably realistic technique. Many paintings from this era appear very stiff.

  4. Christy

    Even the babes wore the low-cut dresses, I guess. But the wonderful talent of the artist really shows through, and after three centuries – just lovely!

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