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The Cross and the World: Two Youths Enter Upon a Pilgrimage-- One to the Cross, the Other to the World, (painting)

Title: Cross and the World: Study for Two Youths Enter Upon a Pilgrimage-- One to the Cross, the Other to the World, (painting)
Painter:
Cole, Thomas 1801-1848
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wichita State University Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art 1845 North Fairmount Wichita Kansas 67260
Date:
Ca. 1846-1847
Notes:
"Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University," Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, 1980, pg. 47.
Summary:
Allegorical landscape dominated by a jagged mountain, in front of which two male figures walk in opposite directions, one walks off to the left with his arms extended, and one walks off to the right with a cross held in his hands. Between them a man stands with his back to the back the mountain, his right arm raised and his left hand holding a document.
Topic:
Allegory--Religion
Landscape--Mountain
Figure group--Male
Object--Written Matter
Emblem--Cross
Control number:
IAP 62780138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375697

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