The Sunshade Art Print
The model in this painting is Leech's wife Elizabeth Leech. Sunlight bursts in strongly from the left of the painting and highlights the fine bone structure of Elizabeth's face and hands. Leech has painted her in the contemporary clothes of a modern woman. The cadmium yellow of the cardigan, painted in thick impasto to create texture, vibrates against the viridian green of the umbrella, which casts green shadows on the model's shoulders.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print has a stated light fastness and image permanence of at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
William John Leech, Irish, 1881-1968
The Sunshade, c.1913
Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Presented, Mrs M. Botterell, 1952
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