In my mother's house

Creator:

Anonymous

Date:

1901

Places:

Cyprus

Inscriptions:

Inscribed in lower right recto: In my mothers house 901

Description:

The small watercolour depicts a typical Cypriot urban house. Five arches in the Cypriot architectural manner represent an amalgamation of the Byzantine and Gothic arch. The roof is typically made of beams supporting thick matting, while creating a covered verandah leading towards an interior courtyard. The latter is decorated with the local flora, potted geraniums, silver-coloured olive tree, a young palm tree and hanging flowers. Cypriot-style ironmongery work protects the ground floor windows, a wooden balcony projects from the rear wall while the servant, a black girl in Cypriot attire, is carrying out her chores. Slaves were imported into Cyprus...Read more

Dimensions:

14 x 19 cm

Signature(s):

Unsigned

Alternative Title:

Courtyard of a Cypriot house

Identifier:

PNT-00005

Classification:

Paintings

Object Type:

Watercolour

Rights Holder:

© Costas and Rita Severis Foundation

Rights Statement:

The Costas and Rita Severis Foundation holds or manages the copyright(s) of this item and its digital reproduction. If you need information about using this item, please send an email to research@severis.org

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