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Philosophy, (painting)

Painter:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 25.637
Date:
1922-1925
Notes:
Troyen, Carol, et al., "American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue," Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1997, pg. 240.
Summary:
A preliminary study for the mural installed over the doors to the museum's library depicts an allegorical male figure of Philosophy seated with his legs crossed, his left elbow resting on his lap, and his chin resting against his left hand. He wears loose drapery and a laurel wreath on his head.
Topic:
Study
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy
Control number:
IAP 20492821
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372740

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