15.5X17.5 Lesbia And Her Sparrow 1907
This portrait subject with its sparrow, a tiny symbol of lust, was in turn admired for its charm and scandalized for its lesbian wantonness. Before this British artist's work sought to celebrate the Greco-Roman figure of Lesbia, she was heralded in verse for her beauty by the ancient poet Catullus. An English Pre-Raphaelite painter, designer and draughtsman, Poynter's classical education paved the way for his prestigious career as President of the Royal Academy and his eventual knighthood. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones. 15½"Wx17½"H.
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