Southall first saw tempera paintings in 1883, during a tour of Italy. Seduced by the vibrancy and delicacy of Italian Renaissance temperas, he started to experiment with the technique. Thanks to Southall’s efforts, by 1900 tempera painting was well established in England, and the Society of Painters in Tempera was founded.
He used the technique to create richly coloured, decorative compositions. These are jewel like works, many still in their original gold frames made by Southall and his wife.
Where to see this painting?
Victoria Art Gallery
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