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The Happy Moment
The Happy Moment
Date:
1844
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
39.1 x 31.4 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.30469
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Luxuriously-dressed woman sits on upholstered sofa with four- or five-year-old child held on her lap. Child (girl?) has short, curly blond hair and wears sleeveless, collarless dress of light fabric. Woman's decollete dark velvet gown bears ribbon and flower ornaments at neckline and on short, puffed sleeves. Her ermine cape lies across the back of the sofa, and a draped curtain pulls back to show a dreamy landscape with trees, a meandering brook and sun trying to break through clouds. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/13/95)