Cypress Avenue, Villa d'Este

Sir Edward John Poynter Bt PRA RWS (1839-1919)

Before 1917


Source: The Studio 72 (October 1917): 95

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"The same qualities and strong composition [as in Isola San Giulio] are evidenced in Cypress Avenue, Villa d'Este, where no figures or sign of human life distract attention from the grave majesty of the sombre cypress-trees, emblems of mourning, and the mountains wrapped in mist. As an example of aerial perspective and simple dignified design it cannot fail to attract the attention, whilst each tree, painted with an intimate knowledge, has its own individuality" (91).

Formatting and caption by George P. Landow.

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