Two Sitting Women (Beggars ?)

Artur Grottger

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Basic information
Artur Grottger
Two Sitting Women (Beggars ?)
Date of creation
c.1850 (?)
paper pencil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
15.2 x 14
Information about author
Artur Grottger
Artist's lifetime
Artur Grottger was born in 1837 in the village of Otynevychi in the Lviv region (former Ottyniowice, Eastern Galicia). He studied at the Lviv School of Painting of Jan Maszkowski and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Vienna (1852–1858). He is a leading representative of Polish Romanticism. He is a painter, periodical illustrator, graphic artist, and watercolourist. He is the author of six patriotic art cycles regarding the January Uprising against the Russian occupation of Poland of 1863, portraits, and local history materials. Artur Grottger died after a severe illness in Amélie-les-Bains, France, in 1867. He was buried in the Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv (field No.95).
Object description
This is a drawing with the image of two female figures sitting under the wall (?). The figure to the viewer’s right is older. On her head there is a bonnet; the woman is turned towards the other figure. The figure on the left is wrapped up in a headscarf; she is depicted with her hands put on the knees in front of her. The facial features of the portrayed woman are blurred. There is no background. On the right side of the work there is a large round spot.