The village of Cassone is on the shore of Lake Garda, and Klimt, staying at nearby Malescine with his lover, Emilie Klöge, and her family, used a telescope to assist him in making the painting as he could not get closer to his subject. He painted a number of canvases of the Lake Garda area. This is as beautiful as all the others. Great if you have bits of left over threads. If not, we are happy to select and add cotton or silk (silk is our preference for a more refined look) to help complete this 14″x 14″ canvas – the smaller of several sizes. Available in 14, 16 or 18 count. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout just before submit order. Please also contact us if you would like for us to add your choice of fibers. Available in alternate sizes.