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

Print Details:

  • Museum quality art print with standard cream mount
  • Size: 280 x 356mm (11 x 14 inches)
  • 250gsm matt smooth paper stock

Original Artwork Information:

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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