“Avril” (girl playing the flute), photogravure published in 1900 by Manzi, Joyant & Co. from the painting by William de Leftwich Dodge. With original hand colouring. Size: 33 x 24.7 cm.
This idyllic scene is set in an ancient Greek setting. In the midst of a lush April field stands a young girl, surrounded by nature. She is playing her flute.
A blooming oleander radiates vitality, and the sun casts a warm light on the scene, enhancing the vibrancy of the colors.
On the horizon behind the girl lies the expanse of the sea. Her villa is situated by the water. In the distance, a trireme is visible, suggesting the adventure of the larger world beyond the field.
American painter William de Leftwich Dodge (1867–1935) was renowned for his paintings with historical and classical themes, including scenes from Classical Antiquity and mythology. He was active at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century and belonged to the artists influenced by neoclassical and romantic movements.
Price: Euro 450,-