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Ein Junge versucht einem Mädchen die Kerze auszublasen

A Boy Tries to Blow Out a Girl's Candle
Artist: after painting by Godfried van Schalcken (1643 - 1706)
Artist: Ferdinand Piloty (aka Pilotj) (1786 - 1844) Lithographer
Date: ca. 1837-1842
19th century
Dimensions: 14.37 x 11.42 in. (36.5 x 29 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.896
This work is not currently on view

From the portfolio Königl. Bayer. Pinakothek zu München und Gemälde-Gallerie zu Schleissheim. This print formed part of an ambitious project to reproduce via lithography the entire collections of the Schleissheim Gallery and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the first endeavor of its kind. The inscription at the bottom gives the painting’s location as well as its medium, support, and dimensions in both German and French.


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Refers to male human beings from birth through adolescence.
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nineteenth century
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