"The arch" at Stowe [art original] / D.E. Cronin 1885.
Cronin, David Edward, 1839-1925, artist.
1 drawing : watercolor on wove paper ; image 25.7 x 17.8 cm, on sheet 38.5 x 27.4 cm
Borden Sale, American Art Gallery, 17-19 February 1913, lot 812. Rains Galleries, New York, NY, 27 November 1935 (W.D. Breaker sale), lot 688, bought in by Breaker. Purchased from William D. Breaker (through G.A. Baker) by W.S. Lewis, 1939. Bound as page 189 in volume 5 of M.C.D. Borden's extensively extra-illustrated copy of: Horace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters / edited by L. B. Seeley ... London : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884. Page reference for quotation written below title: Page 117. Place of production inferred from artist's city of residence during this time period. Signed and dated by the artist in lower right corner of image. Title written below image.
An imagined view, based on Horace Walpole's description, of the arch at Stowe that was erected in honor of Princess Amelia. The trestled arch, covered in ivy or other greenery, rises up at the center of the image, a medallion of the princess at its apex. Through the arch is seen a glade leading down to a river, the trees just beyond the arch framing the view further; a bridge and hills are visible in the distance beyond. Groups of white figures, presumably classical statues in marble, cluster around the two bases of the arch. In the left foreground a woman in a pink dress looks through the arch, her back to the viewer.
Arches. Estates. Monuments & memorials.
Amelia,--Princess, daughter of George II, King of Great Britain,--1710-1786. Borden, Matthew C. D.--(Matthew Chaloner Durfee),--1842-1912--Ownership. Brecker, William D.--Ownership. Stowe (England)
Views. Watercolors--American--19th century.
Paintings & Drawings
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