Monday, August 9, 2010

Winged Figure Seated Upon a Rock

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Abbot Handerson Thayer
(English, 1849-1922)
Winged Figure Seated Upon a Rock, ????
Oil on canvas
 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.

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