Sunday, March 28, 2010

Molly, Duchess of Nona

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Frank Cadogan Cowper
(English, 1877-1958)
Molly, Duchess of Nona, 1905
Watercolor and bodycolor

A character from Maurice Howlett's Little Novel Of Italy. Wow. This is one of the most enchanting paintings I've ever seen! It has such Italian sunlight and fairy tale charm. :)


  1. So beautiful! I love the details, like the rose in her hand and the doves at the window. I agree on the fairy-tale-ness, it would make a great book cover for something. :)

  2. Wow, that is gorgeous! I love her gown and the town in the background, the rose in her hand...and the woman herself is beautiful and so realistic, like she's about reach out to hand you the rose. Love, love, love it. This is why I love your blog, Rosemary. Without it I'd never discover things like this. :-D
    -Katie :)

  3. Lioness,
    I thought the exact same thing [about it making a good book cover] when I saw it! :)

    Yes, it's such a lovable painting!! Aww, thank you for the warm and fuzzy blog compliment. :-)