Watercolor and pastel mixed media work on paper, 23 3/4" by 17 1/2" (28" by 21 1/4" framed), the subject a mother and her child in a northern European traditional interior (probably Dutch, judging from the wooden shoes and other details), the work signed at lower left "P. Doering" (PAUL DOERING 1864-1947). The artist is most closely associated with sunny California, to which he emigrated in 1910 from Germany, but his commonly encountered works are of people in humble interiors, going about their lives. This example is typical of his subject matter. Note the excellent handling of the light, the subtle colors, and the details such as the doll lying neglected on the floor, plate on the shelf, pictures on the wall. Condition is excellent. Frame is circa early 20th century. This painting is ready to hang on the wall. Steep photo angles are due to difficult reflections. .
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