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Oil on canvas
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 98
Decorative circular oil painting from a set of 36 roundels, originally exhibited in the V&A between 1871 and 1913. The roundels were positioned in the spandrels of the arches in Rooms 101 to 106. Each roundel depicts a single cupid or nude boy, with varying accessories, set against a crimson background. A nude, fair-haired boy with back turned sideways, stands poised on his right foot, whilst lifting his left; he has an outstrecthed left hand holding a posy of white lilies, whilst his right hand has disappeared almost behind his left cheek, as if in a swinging movement. Rythmic movement is skillfully suggested by the lines of the composition; note that the left arm forms one line with the right arms, and the left leg is parallel to that line.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Diameter: 16 in Average size
Decorative circular oil painting depicting a nude youth with a posy of lilies, from a set of 36 roundels once exhibited on the west wall of Rooms 101-103 and the east wall of Rooms 104-106, painted by Forster and Archer. Great Britain, 1870-71.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.
Renaissance; Dance; Decoration; Lilies; Roundel; Nude; Flowers
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