Viennese Domestic Garden (1828-30), Erasmus Ritter von Engert (Austrian, 1796-1871)
Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 cm.
I love this painting for its light, cool summer garden and, of course, the quasi-invisible knitter tucked away in the lower left corner, working on what looks like a stocking. The overall effect is elegant as is the woman's cap and grey gown. I also like the fact that she is knitting and reading at the same time, something I enjoy doing whenever the knitting is easy enough to just follow with my fingers.