Alexander Rau, Interior Scene With Woman Sewing

Alexander Rau, Interior Scene With Woman Sewing

This gentle early 20th-century interior scene by Alexander Rau (1878-1944) depicts a young lady sewing within a farmhouse interior. It carries a relaxing mood and celebrates the joys of rustic simplicity.

The lady appears to be sitting at a kitchen table, which has an open drawer. While behind her, several religious paintings are hung against the wall. Perhaps she’s appreciating a brief moment of calm during a busy day with the family.

Little is known about Rau but he often painted scenes depicting everyday moments from rural life.

Signed/dated in the lower right and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 27” x 24” / 69cm x 61cm
Year of creation: 1912
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £2,231 achieved for an oil painting in 2008.