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Oenone, (painting)

Artist:
Duncanson
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 77
Among the most noticeable pieces of the collection is one which takes its thought from Tennyson's touching poem, "Oenone," by Duncanson, who has three others, all of which are readily classed as the efforts of a single mind, by certain characteristics quite obvious. . . . "Lotos-eaters," though sometimes they smile, smile with only the dreamy contortion of one who is ready to despair, or of one whose reason has deserted its throne; . . . His View of Niagara is just that which one would take who delighted to sit, for hours together, upon its banks, . . . But more than all others is the "Oenone" the representative and outgrowth of this solitary but impassioned thought--the forsaken and despised wife of the faithless Paris, . . . She has wandered wildly about, driven by the mingled passions of hate, shame, and rage, though clinging still, with a wife's fond constancy to the memory of her treacherous spouse, until she drops, at last, despairing and ready to die, at the foot of Mount Ida, . . . That artist only is true to his calling, that one alone wins success, who can establish between his work and its judges this subtile cord of sympathy, which carries them into the train of his own thought, and sways them with the passions which were his animating genius in his toil; . . .--Commercial. [Pp. 409-10; exhibited under heading: "Paintings."]
History of the Great Western Sanitary Fair. C.F. Vent & Co., Publishers, No. 38 West-Fourth Street. Grafton fecit. Lith. of Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway, N.Y. N.Y.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Oenone
Figure female
Landscape--Mountain--Mt. Ida
Landscape--Greece
Landscape--Foreign--Greece
State of Being--Death
Control number:
AECI 00270077
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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