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Century (U.S.A.) / 1907

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Design: The composition, with its emphasis on grace and beauty, reveals the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement in fine art in England during the late 19th century. Painters of this school idealized the classical themes of the early Renaissance. A trinity of haloes (as in a church stained-glass window) appear round the heads of the saintly young ladies who are playing their twin-fluted pipes of Pan.

History: One of several labels produced by Leeds & Catlin, a New York-based company, in contravention of Victor and Columbia's patent rights. Label scan courtesy of collector Alec Flexer of Canada.




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