A Reverie, in the Artist’s House

John Atkinson Grimshaw (English, 1836-1893) – A Reverie, in the Artist’s House, 1878 (Oil on canvas) – Painted in a colour-scheme of jade, rose, gold and kingfisher-blue emphasised by the dark flooring and wall panelling, which echoes the hues of the kimono draped casually over the sofa and embroidered with scenes of Japanese women. Grimshaw probably painted his wife Frances Theodosia Grimshaw (known as Fanny) wearing a beautiful silk gown with a pleated front…



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