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People in Westphalia climbing up a hill on Sunday morning to attend a church service. Engraving by F. Dinger, 1899, after Hugo Becker.

  • Becker, L. Hugo (Ludwig Hugo), 1833-
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Composition exhibited as : Sonntagsmorgen


On the left, the priest enters the churchyard. A sundial over the church door indicates approximately 8 o'clock. Outside the entrance to the churchyard sit two women and a girl. A family consisting of the husband and wife and a boy, wearing their Sunday clothes, climb the hill towards the church. Other people ascend the hill after them. Each person shown is holding a prayer book or Bible



Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 50 x 66.9 cm


Hugo Becker pinxt. Friedr. Dinger sculpt.


[State with attribution lettering only].

References note

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, Dresden 1891, vol. 1, p. 62, Becker no. 4 ("Sonntagsmorgen. Im Vordergrund eine alte Linde mit Aussicht in's Tal, von wo Kirchgänger nahen. Motiv aus Westfalen")
Die Kunst für alle: Malerei, Plastik, Graphik, Architektur, vol. 14, 1898-1899, Heft 20, 15 Juli 1899, p. 319 ("Düsseldorf. Der Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen. ... Als Vereinsgabe für dieses Jahr wird eine grössere Radierung von Fritz Dinger nach eine Gemälde des langst verstorbenen ausgezeichneten Düsseldorfer Landschaftsmalers Louis Hugo Becker an sämtliche Mitglieder zur Verteilung gelangen."

Lettering note

Signed in the painting "Louis Hugo Becker D[üsseldor]f"


Wellcome Library no. 3106244i

Reproduction note

After a painting by Becker painted in 1860 and called "Sonntagsmorgen" (Sunday morning)



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