The Arrival of Grandfather and Grandmother

Accession Number

The Arrival of Grandfather and Grandmother

Anton Heinrich Dieffenbach

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

41 1/2 in x 51 1/4 in (105.41 cm x 130.18 cm);51 3/4 in x 61 in (131.45 cm x 154.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Keren and Mark Kalimian

Physical Description
A painting of a rural, rather secluded homestead. The property is surrounded by woods. There is a woman who is pulling water from a well and child awaiting the arrival of her grandparents. The elder couple has just arrived onto the property of their family, still standing at the threshold of the forest path and the grounds of the home, and are greeted by a small dog. To the right is a simple barn with a thatched roof where a horse and presumably other animals are kept. The yard is full of activity - a group of chicken and a rooster pick at food from the ground while nearby a chicken looks after a group of chicks. To the right of the scene, between the edge of the house and the well are a few duks looking around.

Primary Object Classification

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children (people by age group)
dogs (devices for wood)
forests (cultural landscapes)
rural houses
women (female humans)

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