The Eldest Daughters of M.L. Nathanson / The Sisters Bella and Hanna Nathanson1820 by C. W. Eckersberg

"...around 1820, C.W. Eckersberg was busy painting portraits of the affluent citizens of Copenhagen. In one of the two works he painted Bella and Hanna Nathanson in a sparingly furnished drawing room with simple panelling and furniture, including a table bearing a parrot’s cage. The parrot opens up the scene to symbolic readings...." http://vangoyourself.com/paintings/bella-and-hanna/ . See also http://www.smk.dk/en/explore-the-art/highlights/christoffer-wilhelm-eckersberg-bella-and-hanna/
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