The Wallace Collection

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La Siesta
  • Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828)
  • La Siesta
  • France
  • 1828
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 18.6 x 13 cm
  • Signature: 'RPB. 1828'
  • P726
  • Not on display
Further Reading
  • The setting is doubtless intended to evoke Venice and the figures wear sixteenth-century Italian costume (cf. Bonington, 'A Venetian Scene', P674). The title was given to the reproductive engraving by James Duffield Harding published in 1829. After his visit to Venice in 1826 Bonington produced a large number of costume scenes set in sixteenth-century Venice.