Anne CONNELL (Born 1959 - )
In the Realm of Conjecture
Silverpoint, gouache and collage on paper mounted on panel
255 × 255 mm., 10 × 10 in.
The tree is an adaptation, in silverpoint, of one in Pinturicchio’s fresco Enea Silvio Piccolomini Presents Frederick III to Eleonora of Portugal in the Piccolomini Library in the Duomo of Siena. The tower (with altered perspective) comes from Benozzo Gozzoli’s fresco Arrival of St. Augustine in Milan in the apsidal chapel of Sant’Agostino in San Gimignano.