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Page, William  Search this
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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 7
An original Picture--A "dolce far niente"--Sweet-to-do-nothing company of Italian Peasants. The maid in the corner named "the celestial," from the cheeks in her apron to the roses in her cheeks and kerchief--Portrait. The old nurse in the background in soberer costume--Portrait. The Baby--Portrait. The Roman Paved Way--The Brick Work--Portraits. The Hills towards Frascati and Albano--The Pines and Cypresses Back of the Villa Medici--The Dog and Sheep--Noble Romans--Portraits. The Man, a native shepherd, his patches, harlequin buttons, sheepskin vest, cloth cloak in Roman midsummer, his hair like bunches of grapes and tendrils, his staff--all--Portraits. According to the custom in the fields or campagna about Rome, the sheep are grazing in lots picketed off by sticks which are fastened bits of white paper to mark the day's feeding ground. Just now they are overstepping their limits, which has called up the man and the dog to force a retreat. The others repose according to their fashions--hallowing the day with rest and pleasure. It might be a Roman Sunday or Monday, so many week days are spent in repose, so many Sundays in amusement, all feeling that it is good to be there. [P. 4.]
Catalogue. Exhibition for the Months of November and December, 1867, at the Studio Building, No. 51 West 10th Street, near 6th Avenue, Pictures painted by William Page.
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Peasant  Search this
Landscape--Italy--Frascati  Search this
Landscape--Foreign--Italy  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Shepherd  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06650007
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index