Marianne Stokes
Candlemas Day c.1901

Artwork details

Artist
Marianne Stokes 1855–1927
Title
Candlemas Day
Date c.1901
Medium Tempera on wood
Dimensions Support: 416 x 340 mm
frame: 548 x 474 x 57 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1977
Reference
T02108
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1900

Display caption

The Austrian artist Marianne Stokes was based in Britain and enjoyed an international career; her work brought together many ideas in European art, past and present. Candlemas Day was made after working in Holland and recalls Johannes Vermeer as well as more modern impressionist images of Dutch country girls. The subject was also influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and Stokes was part of the revival of medieval egg tempera paint, applied in tiny strokes, which created the pale, pure effect here.

February 2016

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