Gilded Entrapment: Melbourne Hall

Jennifer Dickson

BIRTH YEAR 1936
BIRTH PLACE Piet Retief, South Africa
MEDIUM Hand-tinted photo-etching on paper
DATE n.d.
DIMENSIONS 56cm x 40cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.12.32
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 Melbourne Hall Gardens. Foreground presents a pound of water, surrounded by a walking path. Background presents greenery and tall trees and a wrought iron arbour, historically known as the Birdcage. The print presents toned down hues, creating a sort of enchanted, dreamy atmosphere.

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