The Green Butterfly
Date: c. 1879-1881
Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 14 7/8 × 4 7/8 in. (37.8 × 12.4 cm) frame: 24 5/8 × 13 7/8 in. (62.5 × 35.2 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-16
About: Albert Moore was a key participant in the quest for “beauty” in all its purity. A quiet, reticent man, he was friendly with various members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Around 1865, he came under the influence of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and began working in a more decorative manner. The harmony of the pale yellow of the gown, the peach colored head-wrap, and the muted tones of tile and foliage are the single-minded focus of this serene composition.
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