Idyllic Scene in Front of a German Chalet – The Ages of Man (Sold)
Idyll in the farmyard
Idyll in the Farmyard
Germany, dated 1924.
Charcoal and Pencil sketch painted over with watercolors.
A romantic image of country life from the early 20th Century.
An elderly fiddler plays his instrument, while young lovers flirt in front of a classic black-forest style chalet, a mother plays with her child, goats but heads, and a farmer returns from the fields. We see it as a depiction of the ages of man, from infancy to old age.
The artist’s style – an illustratorly use of outline and soft watercolor – is reminiscent of the Swedish artist Carl Larsson.
Monogramed WT (?) over the door and dated 1924 (see second photo) Artist Unknown
55 X 73 cm not including the frame
(Nearly a meter long in the frame)