Details
Image number
DTR114606
Title
Corner Cabinet, 1873 (rosewood, painted panels, brass)
Artist
Godwin, Edward William (1833-86) & Murray, Charles Fairfax (1849-1919) / British
Location
Detroit Institute of Arts, USA
Medium
rosewood, painted panels, brass
Date
1873 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
19.5x81.2x58.4 cms
Description
The form of this corner cabinet reflects the simplicity and elegance of Chinese design, a source of inspiration, together with Japanese art, to many artists in the Aesthetic Movement. Depicted in the Pre-Raphaelite style in the central panel is Lucretia, a Roman matron whose suicide after being violated by the son of the king of Rome caused an uprising that resulted in Rome becoming a republic. Lucretia's virtues are inscribed in the halos of the two figures on side panels: CASTITAS (chastity) and FORTITUDO (courage). Manufacturer Collinson and Lock Overall: 74 7/8 × 31 1/8 × 25 1/8 inches (190.2 × 79.1 × 63.8 cm) Overall (cabinet): 39 1/4 × 31 1/8 × 25 1/8 inches (99.7 × 79.1 × 63.8 cm) Overall (base): 35 5/8 × 31 1/8 × 22 inches (90.5 × 79.1 × 55.9 cm)
Photo credit
Photo: © Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Founders Society Purchase, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts General Fund and the Honorarium and Memorial Gifts Fund / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ furniture / furnishings / Victorian / cabinet / painted / painting / neo gothic / neo-gothic / gothic revival / orientalist / japonisme / chinoiserie / pre raphaelite / pre-raphaelite / roman / ancient rome / lucretia / lucrezia / panel / triangular / corner / chest of drawers / drawers
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 2172 × 3600 px 184 × 305 mm 10 MB
Medium 618 × 1024 px 52 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 362 × 600 px 31 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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