A woman with knitting in her hands is looking down on a small child in a cart. Process print after H. von Herkomer, 1877.
- Herkomer, Hubert von, Sir, 1849-1914.
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A mother from the Bavarian peasantry, worn out by hard work and perhaps undernourishment, but whose life is lit up by her toddler who is amusing himself with one of the toys which is possible for a poor family to have in the country, a model cart
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Maternal love. Echoes from the German Alps. H.H. 77.
Wellcome Library no. 28934i
Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914) was the German-born son of a Bavarian craftsman-builder who emigrated first to the United States and then to England. While developing his career as an artist, Hubert spent the summer months in Germany where he produced drawings and paintings of picturesque German country people for the British market. Herkomer did not flinch from showing people in the grip of extreme poverty, but often rising above it through spiritual strength: this was one of the reasons why he was so deeply admired by Vincent van Gogh