HENNINGSEN, Frants Peter Diderik
(b. 1851, København, d. 1908, København)

A Funeral

1883
Oil on canvas, 95 x 142 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

The painting depicts a burial among the poor, conducted at the Assistens graveyard in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen. A pregnant woman and her two small children are following their husband/father to his grave. A thoroughly tragic situation that Henningsen has chosen to accentuate with gloomy winter weather, a meagre gathering, and the woman's greyish-white complexion.




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