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Jan 5, 2010

Souvenir of Seville

Souvenir of Seville


Charles Conder

(British, 1868-1909)

Watercolor, gouache, and shell gold with graphite on silk

Fabric: 20.3 x 39.7 cm (8 x 15 5/8 in.)

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph King 1962.398


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Charles Conder exhibited his first fan design in 1893 and created a significant number of similar works over the following 15 years.


As famous for his watercolors on silk as he was for his self-destructive lifestyle, Charles Conder belonged to a generation that the poet W. B. Yeats called "the last Romantics." His delicately tinted watercolors seem like fragments of a lost era, conjuring an imaginary world of beauty, leisure, and luxury. This painted fan was made on a trip to Spain that Conder took with his wife, Stella Maris, to witness the celebration and pageantry of Holy Week and Easter. Its bold color and dynamic composition memorialized a period of health and happiness spent in the Mediterranean.

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