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GLAHA 41967: 'The Moonlit Garden' - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41967
"The Moonlit Garden"
(watercolour)

CRE MACDONALD, Frances; (English; 1873-1921)


Materials:
pencil with grey and white wash on brown tracing paper
Dimensions:
31.3 x 52.0
Frame:
IH
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Notes:
The artist uses lillies and the moon, traditional symbols of chastity, to reinforce her image of female purity and innocence. This composition has the ordered poise of a scene from a masque or theatrical tableau; such productions were popular entertainment among artistic circles in Glasgow, Liverpool and elsewhere at the turn of the century.
Keywords:
WATERCOLOUR : GARDEN : MOONLIGHT : FEMALE FIGURES : CRM ONLINE : :

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