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The Elements: Earth, (painting)

Painter:
Dodge, Robert Leftwich 1872-1940
Type:
Paintings-Lunette
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Library of Congress 10 1st Street, S.E Pavilion of the Elements, east lunette Washington District of Columbia 20540
Notes:
Small, Herbert, "The Library of Congress: its architecture and decoration," New York: Norton, 1982, pg 144-146.
Summary:
A group of three figures, the center male figure standing flanked by two seated female figures, represent Earth. The center figure holds up garlands of fruit. The left figure is a reaper wearing a wreath of grains. She holds a sickle and a bundle of wheat is at her side. The right figure leans her arm on a jar and holds a rose. Baskets of fruit sit atop columns and are accompanied by peacocks.
Topic:
Allegory--Element--Earth
Object--Foliage--Wheat
Object--Tool--Scythe
Object--Fruit
Animal--Bird--Peacock
Control number:
IAP 08480677
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372050

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