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The Spectrum of Light: Light of Poetry, (painting)

Title: Light of Poetry, (painting)Red, (painting)
Painter:
Gutherz, Carl 1844-1907
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Library of Congress 10 1st Street, S.E Council of Scholars Room Washington District of Columbia 20540
Notes:
Small, Herbert, "The Library of Congress: its architecture and decoration," New York: Norton, 1982, pg. 80.
Summary:
This red panel depicts Poetry is mounted on Pegasus and holds a torch and reaches towards the light of the ideal. The corner cherubs represent Tragedy and Comedy; Lyric Poetry; Pastoral Poetry; and Fable.
Topic:
Allegory--Element--Light
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Poetry
Mythology--Classical--Pegasus
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Figure female--Full length
Control number:
IAP 08480628
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371824

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