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