Pansies (c.1875) by Albert Joseph Moore

Pansies - Albert Joseph Moore - c.1875; United Kingdom

Artwork Information

TitlePansies
ArtistAlbert Joseph Moore
Datec.1875; United Kingdom
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions19.1 x 26 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Pansies

The artwork “Pansies” by Albert Joseph Moore dates back to around 1875 and is a product of the United Kingdom. This oil on canvas painting adheres to the Academicism art movement and measures 19.1 by 26 cm. Although classified as a portrait, the painting does not seem to derive its title from the subject’s features but rather from another element within the artwork, possibly flowers. The artwork is currently held in a private collection, away from public exhibition.

The painting depicts a female figure in a flowing, classical-style draped gown, seated against an intricately patterned backdrop. The predominant color palette consists of soft peaches and various tones of beige and brown, suggesting an intimate and subdued environment. The woman appears contemplative, with her head resting gently against her hand, her gaze directed away from the viewer, adding a sense of introspection to the scene. Despite the floral name of the artwork, the actual presence of pansies is not immediately apparent in the image, possibly indicating that they are a metaphorical reference or a subtle detail within the scene. The woman’s relaxed posture and the intimate setting convey a moment of private reverie.

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