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The Cross and the World, (painting)

Artist:
Cole, Thomas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 69 (Sale info: $5000.00).
THIRD PICTURE. In this last picture of the series the painter follows the Pilgrim of the Cross to his triumph, unfolding a scene of divine splendor, and bearing the mind forward to the Glorified Redeemer, of whom the dazzling Cross is the symbol. Upon this bright vision the sight of the Pilgrim, now venerable with age and kneeling in devout rapture, opens from the mountain-top in the foreground. What we look upon here is the mirror of glory reflecting the Infinite and Eternal. It is Faith, Victory, and her knight waiting for those honors which through grace he has won. Angels approach with the palm and crown. In the words of Bryant, "This is a picture which could only have been produced by a mind of vast creative power, quickened by a fervid poetic inspiration. It is Miltonic, and it is worth to be ranked with the noblest conceptions of the greatest religious epic poet of the world." [P. 7.]
Louisville Industrial Exposition. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. And of the Collections of the Department of Natural History. 1874. Louisville: Published by John P. Morton and Company, Nos. 156 and 158 West Main Street.
Topic:
Religion--Christianity
Occupation--Religion--Pilgrim
Figure(s) In Exterior--Mountain
Religion--Angel
Landscape--Imaginary
Figure male--Elderly
Control number:
AECI 03800069
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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