Monday, August 31, 2009

Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Silver Favourites

oil on panel
27 1/4 x 16 5/8"
Manchester City Art
The silver refers to the Carp in the pond that the girl is feeding using her typanum. The use of banding for the sea creates a clever use of breadth in a very vertical painting. He struggled with some of the technical details and was rather late in delivering it to its buyer.

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