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The unadorned stark window with a view of a typical gabled roof and the staircase to the right could indicate a schoolroom or studio at the top of the house, which may explain the various backdrops with their pulleys and ropes in the rear of the picture. The furniture is of a basic nature, yet the wealth of presents and dress of the celebrants belies the poverty of surroundings. Certainly, the city of Frankfurt-am-Main held an assortment of artists named Rumpf in the nineteenth century, according to Benezit, so it is possible that this is a family Christmas. The dress of the men is indicative of the middle-class comfort, well wrapped-up against the cold. The picture is of the period of the famous portraits of Goethe at home, wearing similar indoor coats and standing upon the typical wide plank floors. In the background, a visiting woman has hung up her bonnet and is being assisted from her coat, there is no evident stove or oil lighting, only candles to warm the air and impart a Christmas atmosphere.
|Height||305.00 mm||(12.01 inches)|
|Width||432.00 mm||(17.01 inches)|