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Marie Spartali Stillman
BY A CLEAR WELL, WITHIN A LITTLE FIELD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Marie Spartali Stillman
BY A CLEAR WELL, WITHIN A LITTLE FIELD
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維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術

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Marie Spartali Stillman
1844-1927
BY A CLEAR WELL, WITHIN A LITTLE FIELD
signed with monogram and dated 83 l.r.
watercolour with bodycolour and gold paint
54.5 by 48cm., 21½ by 19in.
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來源

Mrs Money-Kyrle

展覽

London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1884, no.368;
London, Barbican Art Gallery, The Last Romantics, 1989, no.29

出版

John Christian, ‘Marie Spartali – Pre-Raphaelite Beauty’, Antique Collector, March 1984, pp.44-7, illustrated fig.8;
David B. Elliott, A Pre-Raphaelite Marriage – The Lives and Works of Marie Spartali Stillman and William James Stillman, 2006, p.148, 212, 217, illustrated p.149, plate 51

相關資料

This charmingly lyrical watercolour was one of several pictures by Stillman inspired by the writings of the early Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio, the best-known of which is The Enchanted Garden of 1889 (private collection). For the present picture, Stillman used the translation written by D.G. Rossetti for whom she posed in the 1870s as a model and from whom she learnt much to inspire and guide her art. The poses of the three women are similar to those found in Rossetti's paintings, although the background is closer to the work of Stillman's other mentor, Ford Madox Brown. The motif of women holding up branches of foliage, probably derives directly from pictures by Rossetti, such as The Beloved (Tate), Il Rasmoscello (Harvard Museums) and Sibylla Palmifera (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight). The same gesture is present in Stillman's Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) also shown at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1884.

'By a clear well, within a little field
Full of green grass and flowers of every hue,
Sat three girls, relating (as I knew)’

‘Of Three Girls and their Talk’, Boccaccio (translated by D.G. Rossetti in his Earthly Paradise)

維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術

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