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The Truant  1861

by Ludwig Knaus

An elderly teacher pursues a naked young boy who flees, carrying his clothes over his arm. Behind, in a shallow pond, several youths are cavorting, one of whom prances beside the water jeering at the departing figure. A warm evening light permeates the scene. The model for the old teacher was used by Knaus in several works including "The Village Sorceress" (1885) and "The ...
H: 22 15/16 x W: 17 15/16 in. (58.3 x 45.5 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum