Sun and Moon Flowers by George Dunlop Leslie



Title

Sun and Moon Flowers

Artist

George Dunlop Leslie

Ref GM2299
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)
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Description  
This picture was painted in 1890, from one of the windows of Leslie’s drawing-room at Wallingford, Oxfordshire, looking out over the garden to the meadow on the opposite bank of the river. "I arranged the two girls," Leslie said, "by the window. One is seated on a stool on the ground, and the other is on the seat of the deeply recessed window. The whole was painted direct from nature." A young lady friend posed for one of the figures, while "the other is from Kitty Lambert, a favourite model of mine. The two girls are arranging sunflowers in a vase. In the picture some of the sunflowers are the usual bright yellow ones, and others, which I call moonflowers, are far paler. It is painted on canvas, very simply, and when I last saw it was in a perfectly sound condition." The picture forms a most agreeable colour scheme, and is redolent of summer and its fragrance. His pictures are marked by a romantic touch which appeals to the senses like a poem or a melody. They are soft, and sunny, and peaceful, like an English landscape in the summer time. Especially was he successful in interpreting innocent feminine beauty as he did it in "Sun and Moon Flowers."