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Discovery and Settlement of America: Discovery, (painting)

Title: Discovery, (painting)
Painter:
Maynard, George Willoughby 1843-1923
Type:
Paintings-Lunette
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Library of Congress 10 1st Street, S.E Pavilion of the Discoverers Washington District of Columbia 20540
Date:
1895-1896
Notes:
Small, Herbert, "The Library of Congress: its architecture and decoration," New York: Norton, 1982, pg. 138-142.
Exh. Catalog, "Art for Architecture," NCFA, Washington, D.C., 1975.
Summary:
A female figure representing Discovery is seated on a throne at center. She holds a ship's rudder in her right hand. Her left hand rests upon a globe of the earth which is on her knee. A figure seated at right holds a sword and a cross staff used to measure the altitude of the sun and stars. A figure seated at left holds a paddle and chart and points to the distance.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--America
Allegory--Other--Exploration
Object--Tool--Measuring Device
Figure female--Full length
Control number:
IAP 08480659
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371991

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