Study for Lunette in Library of Congress: Government

Study for Lunette in Library of Congress: Government

Artist: Elihu Vedder (American ; 1836-1923)

Date: 1896
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 1/2 x 45 1/16 in. (62.3 x 114.4 cm)
frame: 29 13/16 x 56 3/4 in. (75.8 x 144.2 cm)
Classification: PAINTING
Credit Line: Gift of John Hemming Fry
Object number: 38.1.1
Catalogue raisonné: Soria #514
Inscribed: l.l. in oil: Copyright 1896 by E.Vedder; l.r. in oil: Elihu Vedder/ Rome 1896; verso l.r.: [Smithsonian, NCFA exhibition label]; verso u.l.: [Brooklyn Museum, NCFA exhibition label]
Terms
  • government
  • allegory
  • swords
  • figures (representations)
  • allegorical figure
  • sword
  • Government
  • bridle
Not on view
Exhibitions:The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689-1913
Exhibition History: "Lincoln to the Nth Degree: The dissemination of Lincoln's image and ideas in popular and fine art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, March 28-June 28, 2009. "American Dreams: American Art Before 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, April 12, 2003-June 12, 2005. (Reinstallation). "Celebrating 75 Years - American Dreams: American Art Before 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, June 30, 2001 thru an extended period (Aaron Gallery) MacNary, Ann and Vivian Patterson and Carol Clark. "Highlights of American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, February 23, 1991-January 17, 1993.(rotating works). "Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder." Washington, DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, October 13, 1978-February 4, 1979. traveling. "Exhibition of the Work of Elihu Vedder". New York: American Academy of Arts and Letters, November 12, 1937-April 3, 1938. "Exhibition and Sale of Vedder's Work." New York, NY: MacBeth Gallery, January 31-February 13, 1913. <2wks>. "Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition." Omaha, NE: Omaha Fine Arts Pavilion, ?-?, 1898. "First Annual Exhibition.". November 5, 1896-January 1, 1897. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Institute, 1896.