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Boys Drawing
  • Artist Sofie Ribbing (Swedish, 1835 - 1894)
  • TitleBoys Drawing
  • Dating 1864
  • Technique/MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions91,5 x 79 cm
  • AcquisitionGift of Göteborgs Konstförening, 1866
  • CategoryOil painting
  • Inventory NumberGKM 0046
  • Display StatusOn display in The Düsseldorf Gallery (Room 12)
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Exhibition History
Sofie Ribbing’s Drawing Boys (1864) is a highlight not only in the artist’s production, but also in the Swedish art of the mid-1800s. The painting represents a form of everyday realism with genre motifs which Swedish artists developed in Düsseldorf and took with them to their home country. The depiction of the soft light falling over the boys is outstanding and contributes to the image’s atmosphere of intimacy and quiet concentration.

Kristoffer Arvidsson