Munkácsy's Yawning Apprentice pill box

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Small metallic pill box with two plastic compartments. Perfect for traveling, for your pills, vitamins or some tiny jewellery: your spare piercing for example! The cover image hopefully helps you not to forget taking - the medicine of course. If it is a gift the plastic packaging it comes in helps keep the box scratch free until you hand it over.

Mihály Munkácsy: Yawning Apprentice, 1868-69 © Museum of Fine Arts - Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Exhibition: Variations on Realism – From Munkácsy to Mednyánszky. Permanent Exhibition, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Building B, 1st Floor 

Mihály Munkácsy’s painting titled Yawning Apprentice – or more precisely a head study of a yawning apprentice – is one of the best known works of Hungarian painting. Perhaps it is the only painting in the 19th-century Hungarian art that depicts such anordinary and even unseemly subject. It shows the face of a yawning young man in an almost embarrassing close-up. Munkácsy painted a full-length depiction of the same yawning apprentice. It is interesting that the master’s studies, focusing on a face or figure, are more expressive that the final, detailed compositions they were made for. This head study with a distinct character also reveals more about the protagonist’s apprenticeship than the completed full-length composition, which provides a genre-like depiction of the hard-working apprentice who is shown getting out of bed, stretching. The study here focuses more on the face and captures the otherwise ordinary scene even better. 

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Weight 0.02 kg
Material metal
Size 40 mm x 55 mm x 20 mm, Boxed: 60 mm x 60 mm x 25 mm

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