domingo, 18 de junio de 2017

1899 || Christa Zaat

Christa Zaat

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Thomas Matthews Rooke (British painter) 1842 - 1942
The Lady Chapel and Apse of Bourges Cathedral, 1899
76.2 x 41.91 cm. (30 x 16.5 in.)
signed, titled and dated 1932
The Maas Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Rooke was a gentle, endearing character, who became Burne-Jones’s studio assistant. He was a skillful and objective topographical draughtsman. John Ruskin sent him to Venice to record the mosaics of St Mark’s in 1871, and continued to employ him, often in France, until 1893, painting medieval buildings. His later work was undertaken for The Society for the Preservation of Pictorial Record of Ancient Works of Art, at the instigation of Sydney Cockerell. Each trip Rooke took resulted in one major watercolour for the Society, and as many others as he liked, such as this, to sell on his own account. Burne-Jones once described his work as ‘more like a map than a picture.’

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