The Poets theme

John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), "The Poets theme"

October the 26th, 2015

Have a look at this picture full of toned down autumnal colours, full of dreamy, languishing mood. What story does it tell you?
The picture, as well as other Horsley's works, is inspired by the 17-18th century Dutch painters, such as Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer. Dull colours in twilight, heavy tapestry, faded with time, are very much reverberant with the aesthetics of the second half of the 19th century,