At the Fountain

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Lord Frederick Leighton


Aesthetic, New Sculpture (19th Century British), Olympian Classical Revivalist painter, sculptor, illustrator and writer

At the Fountain

c. 1892

127.6 x 95.3 cms | 50 x 37 1/2 ins
Oil on canvas

Layton Art Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum


Contemporary Comment from Private Views in the Artists' Studios - 1892:

[The painting] shows us a young, pure, and tender girl, "in the maiden meditation, fancy free." Here the tones are limpid and soft, a delicate colour predominating. The sky is of a beautiful light-blue colour; the cool whiteness of the marble is accentuated by the fresh running water; and the palest of pale lemons hang on the wall.

Source: Victorian Art in Great Britain.

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