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Philip Comyns Carr, 1882Oil on canvas
I love Edward Burne-Jones's portraits of children. They're so solemn and sweet.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
A later painting, Winged Figure Seated upon a Rock, was another canvas begun as an alternative conception of the Stevenson Memorial, but was not completed until years later. In 1914 Thayer transformed it into a memorial for his late wife, with his daughter Gladys posing for the figure and a Latin inscription translated as "Mother of my daughter! To you this monument" painted below.From the Wikipedia article on Thayer's painting Stevenson Memorial.
Abbott Thayer was moved by the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose dramatic characterizations of human conflict resonated with the artist. . . . The rock that she sits upon bears the word VAEA, and in the darkness behind her is a small palm tree. VAEA refers to a mountain in the Samoan Islands, atop which Stevenson was buried after his death in 1894. Although he later painted over them, originally Thayer inscribed Stevenson's name and coat of arms across the top of the canvas. After its completion the painting was exhibited in museums across the country, to popular and critical acclaim.From the Wikipedia article on this painting.