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The Peacock

The Peacock

Location: Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, UK

Subject: Landscape

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1900s

Signature: Arthur Hammond

Dimensions: 30 cm x 45 cm

This watercolour of The Peacock was painted at Haddon Hall. The Winter Garden terrace is featured and is partially picked out in dappled light as the sun shines through the trees which are rich in colour and form. The masonry balustrade along the terrace and the top of the stairs which lead down to the lawn of the Upper Garden are skilfully depicted giving depth to the picture with perspective. The peacock provides movement and additional colour to the composition.  When one looks at the picture you are almost waiting for the squawk of the peacock such is the realism!

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