The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs (1938), John Lavery


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John Lavery's "The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs" (1938) is a captivating oil painting that captures the glamour and allure of 1930s Hollywood, with the prominent socialite and fashion icon, Daphne Vivian Fleming, Viscountess Castlerosse, as its central figure.

The painting depicts the Viscountess lounging poolside at the luxurious Palm Springs desert resort, her elegant figure contrasting with the stark, sun-drenched landscape. Lavery masterfully portrays the Viscountess's beauty and confidence, capturing her aura of sophistication and worldliness.

Lavery's use of light and color is masterful, creating a sense of warmth and opulence. The bright Californian sunlight bathes the scene in a golden glow, highlighting the Viscountess's tanned skin and her flowing white dress. The sky is a clear blue, reflecting the desert's arid beauty.

The painting's composition is carefully balanced, with the Viscountess's reclining form positioned in the center of the canvas. Her figure is elongated and graceful, accentuated by the curved poolside furniture and the palm trees that frame the scene. The distant mountains add a sense of depth and perspective to the landscape.

Lavery's brushwork is loose and expressive, capturing the movement of the Viscountess's hands and the subtle folds of her dress. The details of the poolside setting, such as the poolside tiles and the luxurious cabanas, are rendered with precision, adding to the painting's realism.

The Viscountess's attire is a key element of the painting, reflecting her status and fashion sense. Her white dress, with its flowing lines and elegant draping, is a symbol of luxury and sophistication. Her sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat add a touch of glamour and mystery to her persona.

Lavery's painting is more than just a portrait; it is a snapshot of an era. The Viscountess, with her wealth, beauty, and social connections, epitomized the glamour and excess of 1930s Hollywood. The painting serves as a reminder of the allure of the American Dream and the enduring fascination with the world of celebrity.

Available as a fine art print and as a stretched canvas panel (heavy fine art canvas stretched over 1.5 inch deep edge solid wood frame).

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Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

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