Sailor Taking Leave of His Girlfriend1840 by C. W. Eckersberg

Eckersberg is a storyteller. He edits his pictures in order to make a particular tale come to the fore.... the image underwent a transition as the drawing was turned into a painting... The painting seems to show a simple, everyday scene. But even though the couple are taking their leave of each other, their shadows merge on the wall behind them as they say goodbye, suggesting that they will be reunited. (
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Media: oil on canvas