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Madonna, (painting)

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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Besides the pictures and works already described in the section of award of premiums, there remain many other highly valuable foreign productions on exhibition, and likewise various meritorious specimens of native talent, worthy of special notice. Foremost among these are the contributions of Dr. V.J. Fourgeaud, of Sacramento, amounting to seven in number, as follows: First--A "Madonna," by Concha, a distinguished Roman painter of the last century. This picture is one of the most instructive in the exhibition. The beautiful and thoughtful cast of countenance, as the young girl leans over her book, breathes a sentiment that is pure and holy, and you are interested at once to know what it is she is reading that gives such an ineffably charming expression--particularly to the mouth, which, although it is the incarnation of modesty and sweetness, cannot be called pretty. Like Raphael, the artist has used the body merely to express high moral qualities. . . . The face reminds us vividly of Jane Eyre, as drawn by the chaste pen of Charlotte Bronte--that embodiment of touching female goodness that kindles a flame of purity and courage in every heart. [P. 217; see entries 02620007, 02620008, 02620009, 02620010, 02620011, and 02620012 for other works noted in this commentary.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist nationality: Roman.
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Figure female
Control number:
AECI 02620006
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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