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Oil Painting - The Eternal Door (Cairate, Lombardy)

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931P967
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1876 - 1876

Maker Information

Artist:Louisa Starr Canziani - View biography for Louisa Starr Canziani


After leaving the Royal Academy Schools, Louisa Starr spent a year at her family village of Cairate in Lombardy. The origins of this painting appear to date from this period, with her future husband and cousin Enrico Canziani, 'obtaining models for the picture with the peasants in groups, buying and selling in front of our house. The picture was called The Eternal Door because of the carved stone head of God the Father that still surmounts it...'

Presented by Estella Canziani, 1931.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Arts and Crafts
Medium:Oil on panel.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:1690 mm
Width:2364 mm