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Henry Scheffer (born Hendrik) was the younger brother of the celebrated painter Ary Scheffer. Born in Dordrecht and The Hague respectively, both brothers lived most of their lives in Paris and produced works in the same genres: portraits, religious and historical tableaux and scenes from Romantic literature. This is an excellent example of Henry’s style: a little sentimental perhaps, with the young father kneeling to kiss his wife’s hands following the birth of their first child, but not bad for a painter of twenty.
|Title||The First Child|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is on view in room 16|
Width : 32,9 cm
Height : 41,7 cm
Painter: Henry Scheffer
|Accession number||1780 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1869|
|Age maker||About 20 years old|
|Exhibitions|| De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Den Haag 1798/09/25 - Parijs 1862/03/15