Friday, February 15, 2013

Edmund Blair Leighton - Maternity, 1917

oil on canvas 
51 7/8 x 46¾ in. (131.8 x 118.8 cm.) 
signed with initials and dated '1917' (lower left) 
private collection



Hels said...

1917!! War time. The title Is interesting and I wonder if the new mother was about to have her baby baptised or perhaps given away to an orphanage? Dad may have been a soldier far away.

Unknown said...

I've seen that painting before, it's wonderfull

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