Eugen Von Blaas, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Europe in 1891.
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About the Work
“This classic is one of my absolute favourites – the colours, the dress of the era, and delightful expressions of anticipation. I always wonder what the girls are seeking to see – is it to check if the neighbour’s fruit is ripe for the picking; or maybe there is a grand event happening? I love, not only the painting itself, but also the stunning framing, which completes this painting perfectly when displayed. Aptly named Curiosity, it reminds me of my two daughters when they were younger, although they wouldn’t have just stopped on the ladder, they would have been over that wall!”

Marion Gibbard for My Choice online exhibition, August 2020.
Frame: 1925 x 1170 x 125mm
oil on canvas
Two young women up a ladder to peer over a brick wall
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lord Leverhulme, 1924.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
13 Feb 1924



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