Nympheum: Villa Rente Di Marlia

Jennifer Dickson

BIRTH YEAR 1936
BIRTH PLACE Piet Retief, South Africa
MEDIUM Hand-tinted photo-etching on paper
DATE n.d.
DIMENSIONS 35cm x 30cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.12.31
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: Glenn and Barbara McInnes, 2020
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A hand-tinted photo-etching presents a scene from the gardens of the historical Villa Marlia in Italy. Foreground presents an ornamental pool surrounded by tall stone walls and flowers. In the foreground stand a large cedar hedge presenting an entrance to the area. On the left of the composition, in cedars shadow, stands the statue of a woman. The print presents toned down hues, creating a sort of enchanted, dreamy atmosphere.

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