By the late 19th century the central focus of European painting had shifted to Paris. It was a time when Norwegian Romanticism shifted to realism inflected with emotion – a time ripe for portraiture. Norway’s leading teachers helped this shift. This painting “Sick Child” is by Christian Krohg (1852-1925). Krohg initially studied in Germany and shifted to Paris before returning to Norway to become an instructor in the Norwegian Academy. This work particularly reflects increasing emotional content in painting. Krohg was an early instructor of Edvard Munch.