SpringtimeArtist(s)John CostiganObject Creation Datecirca 1930Medium & Supportdrypoint and etching on cream-colored paperDimensions
13 in (33.02 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);13 in x 15 ⅜ in (33.02 cm x 39.05 cm)Credit LineGift of Suzanne BeutlerSubject matter
Costigan often used his wife and children as subjects in his works. He tended to portray rural settings, and his use of line in this print infuses the bucolic scene with vitality and movement.Physical Description
In the middle of a wooded setting is a woman carrying a child on her back. A few sheep surround her, with a lamb in the center left foreground. A boy stands at the right side of the composition. The trees and the clothing of the figures are mostly in shadow.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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