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Old Man and Baby  1899

by Jozef Israëls

In a dimly lit interior a smiling elderly man, seated on a ladder-back chair, amuses an infant with a toy soldier. The child is seated in a "kakstoel," or training chair. On a rush-covered street at the right is a piece of knitting. This rustic interior is characteristic of the artist's depictions of peasant life in the eighties and nineties.
H: 43 5/16 x W: 58 1/4 in. (110 x 148 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum