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Tempera Painting - Down from the Mountains, Cradle and Gerlo (Basket), Antrona Piana, Piedmont

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931P968.528
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1910 - 1911

Maker Information

Artist:Estella Canziani - View biography for Estella Canziani


This is one of a group of small tempera paintings by Estella Canziani in the Birmingham Collection. They are particularly valuable in providing documentary information on the clothes and associated lifestyle of the local people living in remote villages in Northern Italy. 'One evening I saw a woman going home, carrying a cradle on her back. It was supported by the 'caula', which is made of two straight pieces of wood, with curved supports and ropes passing over the shoulders. The woman told me it was the usual way of carrying babies, and she said she would sit to me... ' (Estella Canziani, 1913)

Presented by Estella Canziani, 1931.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Arts and Crafts
Medium:Tempera on wooden panel.


Height:204 mm
Width:151 mm