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The Great Staircase of a French Château
  • Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828)
  • The Great Staircase of a French Château
  • France
  • 1825
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 18.1 x 16.8 cm
  • Signature: 'R P Bonington 1825'
  • P696
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • This is one of Bonington’s earliest surviving figure compositions (cf. 'The Arabian Nights', P657). The two pages wear sixteenth-century Italian dress, but the figures on the right wear costume which resembles early seventeenth-century French-Flemish styles. Probably no specific literary or historical subject was intended by the artist.