Mendelssohn / Rivulet (1908)

'Mendelssohn' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1908)

'Mendelssohn' by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1908). Reproduction from Royal Academy Pictures and Sculpture, 1908, p. 129

Medium: oil

Size: 41 x 66½ inches

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1908

The subject of this picture is Mendelssohn composing his ‘Rivulet’ on the banks of the River Alyn at Rhydymwyn near Mold, North Wales. Crowe’s diary mentions abandoning a picture called ‘Rivulet’ as unfinished in February 1906. He returned to the area in August and September 1907.

The picture has been referenced in a recently published Mendelssohn iconography: Janet I. Wasserman, “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Portrait Iconographies,” Music in Art [City University of New York, Research Center for Music Iconography], XXXIII/1-2 (2008), 317-371

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