The Magazine

April, 1894 [Cover design]

Page Dimensions: 32.5 x 26.1 cms


Title: [Cover design]

Date: 1894

Inscription: Drawing, pencil and watercolour, 32.5 x 23.3 cm, inscribed centre “APRIL / NUMBER/ 1894 / A.D.” signed bottom right in pencil “A. RAEBURN.”

Keywords: symbolism; women; figures; pitchers; seasons; spring; trees; art nouveau

Material: Pencil and watercolour

Commentary: The two classically–derived female figures dispense April rain from their pitchers causing trees to bud and blossom. The dominant greens and yellows are colours associated with Spring.