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A Letter of Intent :: John Frederick Herring Snr

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John Frederick Herring Snr (1795-1865) A Letter of Intent

Oil On Canvas -1855 102 x 137 cm ( 40,2 x 53,8 inch )

Private art collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 31.01.2011



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The canvas depicts the scene of the transfer of the letter to the girl, in which, probably, the hero describes his serious intentions regarding her and their joint future. At the same time the composition is almost devoid of any romance - the characters try to observe all the proper decorum, behave with dignity and nobility. Everything happens against the background of a large stone house and a hilly landscape in the distance, and, perhaps, thanks to them, an atmosphere of tradition, strong foundations, [Expand]

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