F Plössl, Mother And Child

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On the face of it, this painting could simply be construed as a depiction of a proud mother and her loving child. She’s looking straight towards us as she holds the left hand of her doting son. He’s wearing a blue outfit with white trim and places his arms on his mother’s shoulders.

However, when you consider that the painting is dated 1945 and it originates in Germany, it becomes potentially much more significant. Is this merely an innocuous family image or could it be a satirical reference following the end of World War II? Either way, it’s certainly unusual and makes for an interesting talking point.

Signed ‘F Plössl’ in the bottom right.

Please just ask if you would like this painting to be framed and we will try to source something appropriate for its age. We only charge for the cost of the actual frame (approximately £50) and include the framing process for free.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size 22½” x 18” / 57cm x 46cm
Year of creation
Condition Canvas with some small creases but no holes or repairs.