Carl Moll

At the Lunch Table

1901
A founding member of the Vienna Secession, Carl Moll championed exhibitions of foreign artists and was himself inspired by the French Impressionists. Using a high-keyed palette with a distinct pointillist technique, he portrayed this intimate family moment: his wife Anna Schindler, their young daughter Maria and Moll’s step-daughter Alma seated at lunch. The resplendent table is decked with shiny silver, napkins and spring daffodils. As Anna serves the soup, the maid, at right, returns to the kitchen. Their home was built and decorated by the renowned architect Josef Hoffmann.
Artist
Title
At the Lunch Table
Date
1901
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
107 x 136 cm
Nationality
Austrian
Credit line
Purchased 2020
Accession number
49100

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