RUNGE, Philipp Otto
(b. 1777, Wolgast, d. 1810, Hamburg)
The Artist's Wife and Son1807
Oil on canvas, 97 x 73 cm
A modest mix of antique pose and Northern physiognomy is found in this Madonna-like grouping of the artist's wife and son. The painter's infant son holds fruit like that so often grasped by the baby Jesus.