Monday, July 22, 2013

Walter Crane, At Home—A Portrait, 1872

Walter Crane, At Home—A Portrait, 1872.
Although this portrait of Crane’s wife was painted in Rome, the elements of an ‘aesthetic’ setting are there; tiled fireplace, embroidered hanging, black and gold overmantel mirror, Japanese fan and blue-and-white pottery vase add up to a statement of artistic and intellectual inclinations.
—Charlotte Gere and Lesley Hoskins, 2000

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