• Figures in a Spring Landscape (Sacred Grove)

    Artist:
    Denis, Maurice. 1870-1943
    Technique:
    pen and Indian ink, crayons and yellow pastel on greyish-brown paper
    Dimensions:
    33,3x49,8 cm

Denis, Maurice. 1870-1943

Figures in a Spring Landscape (Sacred Grove)

France, 1897

This drawing is the first sketch of a composition for the 1897 painting Figures in a Spring Landscape, or The Sacred Grove (now in the Hermitage Museum). Later the artist slightly changed the arrangement of the figures. However, the sketch shows that the meaning of this allegoric composition remained the same. It was typical of Denis to combine elements from Greek and Roman mythology and Christian symbolism with events from his private life (in this case they are associated with his marriage).

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Figures in a Spring Landscape (Sacred Grove)

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Technique:

pen and Indian ink, crayons and yellow pastel on greyish-brown paper

Dimensions:

33,3x49,8 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1977; a gift from the architect Dominique Denis

Inventory Number:

ОР-46550

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