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An Idyl, (painting)

Artist:
Mayer, Constant b. 1831
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 248 (Sale info: $600.00).
"See. no. 199. A sweetly poetic and refined picture, which constant mayer has about finished and will exhibit in a few days, is called 'an idyl.' A golden-haired young girl of sixteen sits at sunset on the rocky border of a small stream, pulling to pieces a daisy to tell her fortune, repeating the test 'he loves me, loves me not,' reminding one of the beautiful 'marguerite.' below her, close to the pool, a handsome dog stands, looking wistfully up into the face of his mistress. In the back-ground are clumps and groves of trees, beginning to grow dim in the twilight, while the sky is a peculiar warm, greenish hue, as the golden tints of the twilight are melting into the blue. - old New York paper, 1879. " The charm of this work lies not only in the vividness, fidelity, and naturalness of the study, but in the poetic suggestiveness of the scene - a trait admirably shown in other works by Mr. Mayer, but in few with more delicacy and subdued power. - Jewish Messenger, 1879." [P. 53; see serial 03860199 for commentary on artist.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: F.L.H.; Associate National Academician.
Topic:
Figure female
Landscape--Time--Sunset
Recreation--Courting
Animal--Dog
Landscape--River
Control number:
AECI 03860248
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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