European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of Elizabeth and Charles Hedworth Williamson with Dog
Antonio Mancini, Italian, 1852 - 1930
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
2004-108-12Vance N. Jordan Collection, 2004
LabelCreated during Mancini's second trip to Great Britain in 1907/8, this painting portrays two grandchildren of Mancini's patron Mrs. Charles (Mary) Hunter. Mancini was fascinated with the potential effects of the children's white clothing, and brings them into brilliant high relief in the foreground with impossibly thick and aggressive clumps of impasto. The result is a startling and delightful innovation that suggests the conversion of light into solid form.