Mother's Devotion

by Johann Meyer von Bremen

Mother's Devotion

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Meyer von Bremen was a famous artist known to people in Europe and America. This is a good example of his work shown in a setting of a peasant cottage.

The peasant mother looks lovingly at her child as she sleeps. Mother has been making something with yarn for her little one to wear, but she has put it aside to gaze at her sleeping child.

The writer says that the mother's love "transforms the cottage into a temple and the cradle into a shrine".

Observe the simple furnishings in the room. The chair appears to be hand-carved, and the stool and table seem to have a rather rough finish.

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What is the child holding in her arms?

What would make you think the child has just been fed?

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