THE VOICE OF SPRING
Photogravure published in 1910 by Arthur Tooth & Sons after the painting (Opus CCCXCVII) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. With original hand colouring. Size.: 34,8 x 83,5 cm.
It is still chilly on this clear morning. Seated on a marble bench, she hugs her robe. The anemones in the field suggest that it is early spring. She looks dreamy, meditating on The Voices of Spring: laughing, playing children and the sounds of a lyre in the background. On a marble altar, the scent and the crackling of burning pinecones offered to Bacchus bring back beautiful memories.
Perhaps it was the poem “The Voice of Spring” of 1890 written by Mary Howitt, inspired Alma-Tadema to make this work:
Turn thine eyes to Earth and God
for there the Spring has given;
clothed the Earth, and cleared skies:
for thy pleasure of thy food,
pour thy soul in gratitude.
Price: Euro 2.950,- (incl. frame)