Crenaia the Nymph of the Dargle Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Large

By artist Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), in the Perez Simon Collection, Mexico

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In this painting, the river Dargle in Ireland gives birth to the lovely nymph, Crenaia. Leighton’s dramatic use of light reflecting the waterfall’s luminous glow on the folds of white drapery as a foil for Cernaia’s nudity. She is portrayed by Leighton’s muse, friend, actress and model Dorothy Dene. Leighton is renowned for the dreamlike vividness and exotic symbolism in his Pre-Raphaelite works. As an English Academic and Classic artist, Victorian Leighton drew inspiration from classic art, mythology and legends. 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. Our replica 4.375" wide, European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.

Proudly printed and framed in the USA using imported molding.
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    • Includes picture wire and hardware for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
    • Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
    • Design Toscano is not responsible for damages due to failed hangers and/or improper installation.
  • About The Artist

      Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
      Lord Frederic Leighton the undisputed figurehead of the Victorian classical school of painting was an English painter and sculptor. Leighton painted mythological Biblical and historical subjects in the style that established his reputation in England and in art history. Leighton loved the rich colors of the Spanish and Egyptian landscapes and he painted much in those countries.

      Leighton began his art studies at the age of ten in Rome and traveled all over Europe studying the masters and gaining firsthand knowledge of the cultural and artistic treasures. Unlike most major 19th-century artists Leighton did not attend the Royal Academy. In 1855 Leighton's painting Cimbue's Madonna Carried in Procession through the Streets of Florence was exhibited at the Royal Academy and later purchased by Queen Victoria. This was the commencement of a glittering career and lasting fame.

      In the late 19th-century an interest in Hellenism led Leighton away from historical paintings and to mythological paintings during a time when Greek fashion allowed women a freedom of movement and lifestyle. Leighton's paintings such as Flaming June soon became the talk of London.

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  • Weights & Dimensions

    • Large: 25.25"Wx56.25"H framed (17"Wx48"H image size 4.375"W frame)

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