Ref: 164fs http://hygra.com/face/164fs
of Antique Face Screens in paper with decoupage decoration and pencil drawings. C. 1810.
screens are framed with cut out painted acanthus leaves and berries in
the neoclassical tradition. There is also a square decoupage frame
around the main pictures.
screen depicts cottages in a landscape. Two small figures wind their way
up the country lane. There are trees in full leaf in the distance and
birds flying above. There is a hint of cloudiness in the sky. The scene
is drawn in an assured hand and it evokes the tranquillity of an English
village in summer.
other screen depicts a country church in the neo-gothic style. A lonely
figure wanders in the graveyard in front of the church. Some tombstones
are seen on the left, already falling to the side, suggesting the age of
the graveyard. There is history here. The drawing is very fine, the
virtuosity of the artist especially evident in the treatment of the
A sad romantic note.
handles are turned and
gilded in an unfussy elegant style.
; Circa:1810 ; Materials:
paper and wood
Size: Screen 22.5 cm wide by 18 cm; handle 23 cm long: 9 inches wide by 7 inches;
handle 9 inches.
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