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1916.145 (RS159282)

Description

This watercolor on paper depicts a bearded man presenting a woman in white robes wearing gold bracelets to man in a red and blue robe. A man and woman at the left side of the scene look on. At the center, behind the main group, a blackman holds a camel's bridle. Palm trees flank the distant mountains, and clouds are visible in background. The brushwork is distinctive and the rendering of faces and forms is naive,without much shading or perspective. The painting is most likely a copy of an engraved illustration of the Biblical story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Details

Maker
Lyon, Elizabeth Ann, 1806-1834 (Maker)
Date
1820-1824
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Camel
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Men
Mountain
Painting
paper (fiber product)
Tree
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
Women
Dimensions
22 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1916.145
GUSN
17067

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