Isabella was a Florentine merchant’s beautiful daughter whose ambitious brothers disapproved of her romance with the handsome but humbly born Lorenzo, their father’s business manager. In 1890 Alexander moved to Paris, where he met James Abbott McNeill Whistler [60.1158], who introduced him to many of the leading figures of the European Symbolist movement. She saw the crime in a dream and then went to find her lover’s body in the forest. 1845 - d. 1921), Boston; 1898, gift of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow to the MFA. During the ten years he spent in Paris, Alexander experimented with decorative and decadent themes, often employing the slender, sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau style. Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. The enigmatic literary subjects of artists like ElihuVedder [06.2430], William Rimmer [56.119], and Thomas Wilmer Dewing [34.131] take on a gruesome flavor in this unusual work by John White Alexander. Isabella and the Pot of Basil is the title of the painting. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Copyright © 2020 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Shrike and Bluebird with Begonia and Wild Strawberry, about 1834, Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d'Albane (Morning Effect), 1894, Simplon Pass: The Green Parasol, about 1911. Our framed canvas print comes with hardware, ready to hang on your wall. In the poem, Isabelle’s brothers murder her lover Lorenzo. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Our progressive business model allows us to offer works of art to you at the best wholesale pricing, significantly less than art gallery prices, affordable to all. A native of Pittsburgh who trained as an artist in Munich, Alexander first established himself in New York as an illustrator and cartoonist. LITERARY LINK: This line reminds the audience of a line in the Shakespeare play – Romeo and Juliet, ‘palm to palm is holy palmer’s kiss’. When you order a product, the screen will show you an approximate portrayal of how the image will fit on different print sizes. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. 14.5" x 28.5" John White Alexander Isabella and the Pot of Basil framed premium canvas print reproduced to meet museum quality standards. Keats is hinting that this poem could have a similar ending. Dimensions 192.09 x 91.76 cm (75 5/8 x 36 1/8 in.) It was composed by John White Alexander who based his portrait on an earlier work done by William Holman Hunt. Isabella was a Florentine merchant’s beautiful daughter whose ambitious brothers disapproved of her romance with the handsome but humbly born Lorenzo, their father’s business manager. With his strange subject, Alexander created an extraordinary and mysterious image of love gone awry.This text was adapted from Elliot Bostwick Davis et al., American Painting, MFA Highlights (Boston: MFA Publications, 2003). He also earned praise for his fashionable portraits [1980.659], many of them of writers and actors. Please try your search again later. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. LXIII. Each depicts a scene from John Keats’s poem Isabella, or the Pot of Basil. Isabella and the Pot of Basil is a painting by Edward Reginald Frampton which was uploaded on April 25th, 2013. John White Alexander Isabella and the Pot of Basil - 14.5" x 28.5" Framed Premium Canvas Print: Amazon.ca: Home & Kitchen (Accession Date: September 19, 1898), Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228). We present a comprehensive collection of exceptional canvas art reproductions by John White Alexander . Medium/Technique Oil on canvas. Asking for her lost Basil amorously: And with melodious chuckle in the strings Of her lorn voice, she oftentimes would cry After the Pilgrim in his wanderings, To ask him where her Basil was; and why 'Twas hid from her: "For cruel 'tis," said she, "To steal my Basil-pot away from me." "Lorenzo, a young palmer in Love's eye!" © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Accession Number98.181. Once your membership has been validated your discount will be applied. Isabella, or The Pot of Basil was a poem written in 1820 by the English poet John Keats, who borrowed his narrative from the Italian Renaissance poet Giovanni Boccaccio. Our Museum quality canvas prints are produced using high-precision print technology for a more accurate reproduction printed on high quality canvas with fade-resistant, archival inks. Isabella and the Pot of Basil is a painting completed in 1868 by William Holman Hunt depicting a scene from John Keats 's poem Isabella, or the Pot of Basil. Hunt had drawn an illustration to the poem in 1848, shortly after the foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but he … The distraught Isabella began to decline, wasting away from grief and sadness. The brothers murdered Lorenzo and told their sister that he had traveled abroad. Museum members will receive their member discount for all orders placed through our Prints On-Demand store. All products are produced on-demand and shipped worldwide within 2 - 3 business days. This artwork is hand stretched onto wooden stretcher bars, then mounted into our 3" wide gold finish frame by one of our expert framers. You can edit your question or post anyway. It depicts the heroine Isabella caressing the basil pot in which she had buried the severed head of her murdered lover Lorenzo. Credit Line Gift of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. In Romeo and Juliet, both of the lovers die. Simply enter your member id during the checkout process. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Taking Lorenzo’s head, she bathed it with her tears and finally hid it in a pot in which she planted sweet basil, a plant associated with lovers.Alexander used theatrical effects to render this grim scene, isolating Isabella in a shallow niche and lighting her from below, as if she were an actor on a stage illuminated only with footlights. Unable to add item to Wish List. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The painting may be purchased as wall art, home decor, apparel, phone cases, greeting cards, and more. And so she pined, and so she died forlorn, These painters and writers were interested in dreams and the imagination, and elements of macabre fantasy often appear in their work. Isabella, or The Pot of Basil was a poem written in 1820 by the English poet John Keats, who borrowed his narrative from the Italian Renaissance poet Giovanni Boccaccio. Please try again. John White Alexander Isabella and the Pot of Basil - 14.5" x 28.5" Framed Premium Canvas Print, Original Artist- John White Alexander Title- Isabella and the Pot of Basil Canvas Print Size- 14.5" x 28.5" Overall Framed Size- 20" x 34", Museum quality canvas print using state of the art high precision print technology, 3" wide gold finish frame + museum quality acid-free, heavyweight archival canvas and fade-resistant, archival inks, Made in the USA, at our Florida production facility, shipped framed with hardware, ready to hang - shipped from our facility within three business days, Low, flat rate shipping in the continental United States. There was a problem completing your request. COVID-19 UPDATE | CUSTOM PRINTS ORDERS ARE PROCESSING AND SHIPPING NORMALLY |. (William Holman Hunt, Isabella and the Pot of Basil, 1868, Laing Art Gallery: Newcastle Upon Tyne) The poem follows Gothic conventions. Isabella and the Pot of Basil. 1897 or 1898, sold by the artist to Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (b. This eerie light, the cold monochromatic palette, and the sensuous curves of Isabella’s gown all draw the viewer’s eye to the loving attention Isabella gives the pot, which she gently caresses. John White Alexander (American, 1856–1915) 1897. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. Isabella seems lost in an erotic spectral trance, oblivious to the world and to observers.