Max Liebermann - Enkelin und Kinderfrau im Wannseegarten, 1923
Oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm
Behind a flowerbed sits the artist's granddaughter, together with her nanny, resting on a white park bench. They seem lost in their activities and unaware that they have just been portrayed. The setting is the summery idyll of Liebermann’s garden. The painting was created in 1923 and can thus be ascribed to the picturesque Wannsee paintings by Liebermann, which outline the later work of the artist. In 1909 Liebermann had a summer house built on the Wannsee, which he himself called his "Castle at the lake". Here he found the necessary rest from the hustle of the city and the decisive motives for his late work. More than 200 paintings were created in the almost 7000 square meter garden that was designed according to his own plans.