Gilt metal balustrade fragment from staircase in Havemeyer house. Vertical rods alternate with S-shaped metal design with milky opalescent "commas" in the "S". These alternating elements are held together with soft metal joins; the glass pieces are set loosely in their metal mounts.
One of the aspects of this work (and with several other Havemeyer pieces) was the integration of handmade deluxe components with prefabricated, machine-made elements. The glass "commas" are set in a metal armature that includes manufactured components.
This leaf from a manuscript contains seven lines of Latin text with musical notation. The initial letter, "C," of the opening word "Confessio" is made from a curved vegetal form. The text is preceded by a painted miniature in a circular frame that is, in turn, enclosed by a golden square. The miniature depicts a man with a tonsure and a golden halo standing in a verdant landscape. He holds a palm leaf in his left hand and rests his right hand on a grill. The left and upper margins of the page are decorated with green and pink leaves and flowers and small gold circles.
This manuscript page comes from a gradual, or choir book, used for the performance of the Catholic mass. The haloed figure standing in a verdant landscape at the top of the page is St. Lawrence, holding the grill on which he was roasted to death and the palm leaf that signified his martrydom. The music that accompanies this miniature painting was sung at the opening of the mass held every August 10th to commemorate his death. The verso contains a scribal inscription or colophon in which the Ludovico de Gaci, who both wrote and illuminated the manuscript, gives his name, the date 10 April 1489 when the work was completed, and the name of the patron, the Franciscan friar Franciscus de Bolzano.
Photograph with deep blue tint of a nude man, with his back to viewer, sitting on a porch railing, looking out into into the night. On the viewer's right, along the front of the porch, there is abundant vegetation.
Seeing the natural and everyday as supernatural, spiritual, and special. Dugdale's use of antique photographic techniques gives his work a timeless that speaks to issues of memory, togetherness, and loss. That aura of mortality hangs over this tender image of love and anticipation of togetherness.