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A Mother Giving Birth to a Baby

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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This extraordinary painting is first recorded being carried under the arm of 'a man' who was walking along the street in Stockholm in about 1919. Another man made an offer for it on the spot, and via another intermediary it was sold to Henry S. Wellcome in 1929. It is painted in oil paints on paper laid down on wood, and it has on the back an inscription 'Åbo 1800', presumably meaning that it was painted in the small town of Åbo in Sweden (later Turku in Finland) in 1800.


Date

1800

Medium

oil on paper laid down on wood

Measurements

H 44.1 x W 56.6 cm

Accession number

44694i

Acquisition method

purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

bo 1800


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