Pavonia, Greetings Card

Greetings Card Detail: 

  • Exclusive museum greetings card individually packaged with white envelope and cello bag.
  • Size: 163 x 115mm
  • 300gsm Invercote smooth paper stock
  • Blank inside for your own message

Original Artwork Details: 

La Nanna (Pavonia),1859, Frederic Leighton (1830–1896)

This is one of a group of at least five different paintings taken from the Roman model Nanna Risi, each in a different attitude. Here she wears a peasant costume with a decorated bodice and a massive sleeve, which supplies an important element in the composition.

Her hair is arranged in a complex plait, entwined with pearls, and the title refers to the peacock fan apparently held in her left hand. An orange tree in the top corner introduces a motif familiar in Leighton’s early paintings.

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