Mixed in with the photographs and postcards of this collection was this illustration titled Lake & Grotto. From the digital copy, it looks like a postcard. The back was not scanned. I was unable to find a geographical location for this lake.
Since cousin Joe sent me the entire collection, I can easily study the actual photo or postcard. In this case, this is not a postcard. It is printed on paper which is a bit heavier than normal copy paper and has a gloss or shine to it. It is flimsier than parchment paper.
I’ve come to realize that I should have been sharing the size of the items. This print is 4 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high. The size and feel remind me of antique Catholic holy cards. There is no writing or printed matter on the back of this print.
Two women with parasols are sitting across from a man in a boat on the lake and two pelicans are standing on the bank of the lake. In the background, on a rise, is an eight-sided pavilion. To the right is a smaller half hidden pavilion and to the left a long building partially hidden behind a cluster of trees.
Any guesses on whether this is a drawing of a fictional place or a place which actually exists somewhere?
More about this collection, how it came to be in my possession,
and links to previous posts in the series can be found here.
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