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Painter:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925  Search this
Medium:
Oil and graphite on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 29.140
Date:
1922-1924
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. 243.
Summary:
A small sketch for the mural installed on the ceiling side aisle of the Huntington Avenue stairway depicts a nude figure of Phaethon losing control of his father Helios' golden chariot and its great horses, which are seen falling toward earth.
Topic:
Study  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Phaethon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492835
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372759