Hesperus 1857: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
By artist Joseph Noel Paton (1821-1901), in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Perhaps named for Hesperus, the Evening Star, under which these clandestine lovers meet, this work is kissed with a beautiful melancholy and with dusk's warm embrace. Scottish artist Paton painted historical, allegorical and religious subjects, all of which earned him much acclaim, an honorary degree and knighthood. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
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Small: 13.5"Wx16.5"H framed (6"Wx9"H image size, 4"W frame)
Medium: 22"Wx28.5"H framed (14.5"Wx21"H image size, 4"W frame)
Large: 27.5"Wx36.5"H framed (20"Wx29"H image size, 4"W frame)
Grande: 35.5"Wx48.5"H framed (28"Wx41"H image size, 4"W frame)
   Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821-1901)

Sir Joseph Noel Paton (he was knighted in 1866) was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1821. Encouraged from an early age to draw and paint, he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1843; there he met John Everett Millais and their friendship lasted throughout their lives. Paton was never part of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood because he returned to Scotland and left Millais and his circle of Pre-Raphaelite painters, but not before he studied the basic elements of their craftsmanship and thoroughly absorbed many of their attitudes towards art.

Two paintings in particular--The Bluidie Tryst and Hesperus --demonstrate that in the 1850's he was "fully sympathetic" with the Brotherhood and that both pictures are "highly romantic in theme" and "show that Paton had completely mastered Pre-Raphaelite techniques". Paton's later paintings, dealing often with religious themes, made him even more famous in his own lifetime, but they are less familiar to us today and less admired. He is known now primarily through his two paintings in the fairy genre that hang in Edinburgh's National Gallery of Scotland.

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