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Lotos-eaters, (painting)

Artist:
Duncanson, R. S.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 15
A land of streams! . . . They saw the gleaming river seaward flow/ From the inner land; far off, three mountain-tops,/ Three silent pinnacles of aged snow,/ Stood sunset-flushed; and, dewed with showery drops,/ Up-clomb the shadowy pine above the woven corpse. Branches they bore of that enchanted stem,/ Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave/ To each, but whoso did receive of them,/ And taste, to him the gushing of the wave/ Far, far away, did seem to mourne and rave/ On alien shores; and if his fellow spake,/ His voice was thin, as voices from the grave;/ And, deep asleep he seemed, yet all awake,/ And music in his ears his beating heart did make. A tropical scene. A party of happy, careless loiterers, luxuriating in the delights of the prospect; some reclining on the sward, others plashing [sic] in the waters of a river which nestles deep down among the mountains, checked for a little time in its course in a picturesque basin, situated in the center of a tract, which may border on the Elysian fields. A fine conception, for which the artist is indebted to Tennyson, and to which he has done justice in execution. [Pp. 406-7; exhibited under heading: "Paintings." See entry 00270077 for related commentary.]
History of the Great Western Sanitary Fair. C.F. Vent & Co., Publishers, No. 38 West-Fourth Street. Grafton fecit. Lith. of Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway, N.Y. N.Y.
Topic:
Literature--Tennyson--Lotos Eaters
Figure group
Landscape--River
Landscape--Mountain
Landscape--Tropic
Landscape--Time--Sunset
Landscape--Plant--Lotos
Control number:
AECI 00270015
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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