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Artist:
Miner Kilbourne Kellogg, born Manlius Square, NY 1814-died Toledo, OH 1889  Search this
Sitter:
Miner Kilbourne Kellogg  Search this
Medium:
oil on linen
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (72.4 x 49.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
after 1844
Luce Center Label:
Miner Kilbourne Kellogg painted several pictures of Mount Sinai and was fascinated by its religious significance as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. This painting shows the artist himself, seated on the summit next to the Chapel of Elijah. Through his studies of the area, Kellogg found evidence of a valley called Es-Seba’îyeh, where Moses and the Israelites may have camped. Back in America, he gave many lectures about his travels, using this painting along with others to illustrate his findings. (Davis, The Landscape of Belief, 1996)
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Occupation\service  Search this
Occupation\art\painter  Search this
Ethnic\Arabian  Search this
Landscape\mountain\Mount Sinai  Search this
Portrait male\self-portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1991.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.2