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Watercolor by Nina B. Garford (Br.)

Watercolor by Nina B. Garford (Br.)


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Watercolor: Pre 1920: Item # 691450

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The Proclamation

Nina B. Garford (British, 19th- 20th century)

Watercolor on paper, signed lower left (below mat).

Sight size: 12.25” x 9”
Frame size: 20” x 17”

Garford, who worked in Exmouth, Devon, was primarily a miniature painter. She exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1906 to 1924 and is listed in The Dictionary of British Artists, 1880-1940 (Johnson and Greutzner, 1980).

In The Proclamation, Garford presents an Italian “town crier” figure dressed in 16th century costume unfurling scroll. A set of drums sits beside him, presumedly used to gather an audience’s attention. With a miniaturist's eye for detail, Garford depicts a collection of emblems on his chest, each possibly representing a neighborhood or contrada of a Medieval town such as Florence or Lucca. Skillfully rendered, Garford’s choice of subject matter reflects a British taste for romanticized visions of Renaissance Italy at the turn of the 20th century.