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Mixed Media - A Herald of Spring

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1929P528
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1872 - 1872

Maker Information

Artist:Walter Crane - View biography for Walter Crane


The woman is the artist's wife, Mary Frances Crane. 'A Herald of Spring' was painted in Rome in April 1872 during the artist's first visit to Italy. Crane described it in his 'Reminiscences' as 'a figure in a pale green robe and pink scarf coming down a Roman street in the early morning', and thought of it as a record of the 'beauty of the Italian Spring'.

Purchased, 1929.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour-based mixed media on paper.
Place of Origin:Rome, Italy

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Height:614 mm
Width:347 mm