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Preciosa, before the Archbishop and Cardinal, (painting)

Artist:
Huntington, Daniel
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 72
Painted in Paris. The sketch for the picture was engraved as an illustration of the following lines in Longfellow's Spanish Student. A SERVANT. The dancing-girl, and with her the musicians/ Your Grace was pleased to Order, wait without. ARCHBISHOP. Bid them come in. Now shall your eyes behold/ In what angelic yet voluptuous shape/ The Devil came to tempt Saint Anthony. (Enter PRECIOSA, with a mantle thrown over her head. She advances slowly, in a modest, half timid attitude.) CARDINAL. (Aside.) O, what a fair and ministering angel/ Was lost to Heaven when this sweet woman fell! PRECIOSA. (Kneeling before the ArchbishoP.) I have obeyed the Order of your Grace./ If I intrude upon your better hours,/ I proffer this excuse, and here beseech/ Your holy Benediction. ARCHBISHOP. may God bless thee,/ and lead thee to a better life. Arise. CARDINAL. (Aside.) Her acts are modest, and her words discreet!/ I did not look for this. (Spanish Student, Act II, Scene 2d.) [Pp. 28-29.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by Daniel Huntington, N.A., exhibiting at the Art Union buildings, 497 Broadway. Snowden, Printer, 70 Wall-Street.
Topic:
Literature--Longfellow--Spanish Student
Literature--Poetry
Occupation--Service--Servant
Occupation--Religion--Cardinal
Occupation--Religion--Bishop
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 06630084
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_115332

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