When Poverty Comes in at the Door Love Flies out of the Window, George Frederick Watts
George Frederick Watts
When Poverty Comes in at the Door Love Flies out of the Window
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George Frederick Watts

When Poverty Comes in at the Door Love Flies out of the Window, 1892


Dimensions
53.5 x 66.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2415
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 as a gift from Hartmuth A. Jung, Wiesbaden
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
When Poverty Comes in at the Door Love Flies out of the Window
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: G.F.Watts
Bezeichnet unten in der Mitte: When Poverty comes in at the door / Love flies out at the window

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 as a gift from Hartmuth A. Jung, Wiesbaden

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 33C91 Love personified
  • 33B9 flight, running away; pursuing
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 46A151 beggar
  • 55BB1 Poverty; 'Povertà', 'Povertà del doni', 'Povertà in uno ch'habbia bell'ingegno' (Ripa)
  • 33A31 knocking at the door
Secondary

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Last update

24.11.2020