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Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923)

Charles William Wyllie was a British painter of landscape and marinescape.
Born in London he was the son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931).
While his brother William established a strong reputation as a marine painter and etcher, Charles moved away from straightforward representations of the British coastline and developed an interest in painting allegorical and mythological subjects beside the sea.


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Philip Wilson Steer | The Bridge, 1887


Artist: Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942)
Medium: Oil paint on canvas;
Dimensions: Support: 495 × 655 × 20 mm / frame: 639 × 803 × 89 mm;
Collection: Tate;
Acquisition: Purchased 1941.

This picture was strongly attacked by the critics when it was first exhibited in 1887, and dismissed by one as 'either a deliberate daub or so much mere midsummer madness'.
Steer considered giving up painting in the wake of this disapproval.

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Philip Hermogenes Calderon | Broken Vows, 1856


Artist: Philip Hermogenes Calderon🎨 (British painter, 1833-1898)
Medium: Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 914 × 679 Mm
Frame: 1205 × 980 × 104 Mm
Collection: Tate
Acquisition: Purchased 1947

The title of this painting suggests that the woman has recently discovered that her lover, whose initials are carved in the fence, has been unfaithful.
Further details, including the discarded necklace and dying flowers, indicate her unhappy situation. The ivy-covered wall may symbolise her previous belief that their love was everlasting.
Disappointed love was a popular theme in Victorian painting, and viewers were expected to unravel the situation from the symbols and expressions of the characters. | © Tate Britain


Il titolo di questo dipinto Broken Vows / Voti infranti suggerisce che la donna ha recentemente scoperto che il suo amante, le cui iniziali sono scolpite nella recinzione, è stato infedele.
Ulteriori dettagli, tra cui la collana scartata e i fiori morenti, indicano la sua situazione infelice.
Il muro ricoperto di edera può simboleggiare la sua precedente convinzione che il loro amore fosse eterno.
L'amore deluso era un tema popolare nella pittura vittoriana e ci si aspettava che gli spettatori svelassero la situazione dai simboli e dalle espressioni dei personaggi. | © Tate Britain