The Gossamer Thread
685 x 1010 • 671 KB
Owner/Location: Private collection
Dates: 1918
Artist age:Approximately 32 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 95.25 cm (37.5 in.), Width: 64.77 cm (25.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 28 November 2006.
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From "Filson Club Publications" Issue 33, as found in Google Books: "[The poet Madison] Cawein suggested to his friend J. Bernhard Alberts, in November, 1914: "If you'll paint a picture showing a faery wearing a necklace of dewdrops on a gossamer thread, I'll write a poem on it." Cawein died a few weeks later. In 1918 the arist painted "The Gossamer Thread," inspired by the Poet of the Fairies, and the Poet for Poets.
(Entered by grendel1031 at Tuesday September 15th, 2009 07:03 AM.)

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