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The Monk Felix, (painting)

Artist:
Von Hillern, Bertha
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 139 (Sale info: $400.00).
"Began her career as an apostle of physical culture; later turned to arts and literature. She studied anatomy with Dr. William Rimmer, modeling with the sculptor J.H. Bartlett, and enjoyed the criticism and instruction of William M. Hunt, of Boston. " A more magnificent piece of wood painting has rarely been shown in this country, and it is questionable if any foreign artist has successfully attempted so massive a treatment of a forest interior, with its sense of cool repose. Not less in its spiritual than its poetic treatment has the artist grasped the subject with wonderful strength. Through the vista of trees, the gray stone convent is revealed, while the monk, bowed over his book, seems actually to move in the foreground. Over all there is an air of quiet that seems almost sacred. - Philadelphia Ledger." [P. 32.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: Boston, Massachusetts.
Topic:
Landscape--Forest
Occupation--Religion--Monk
Architecture--Religious--Convent
Literature--Longfellow--Golden Legend
Recreation--Leisure--Reading
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 03860139
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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