Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Art Review - "A Virgin" by Abbott Handerson Thayer - Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

One last Abbott Handerson Thayer painting for #MuseumTourTuesday. This one is on display in the Grand Staircase Corridor at the Freer Gallery of Art.

While it's not one of the artist's most refined works, it is still quite beautiful. The folds of the fabric are exceptional in their execution. What I find most interesting about it is that even though Thayer doesn't add angel wings to his female model as in many of his other paintings, he still presents the suggestion through the positioning of the clouds in the sky.

"A Virgin" • Abbott Handerson Thayer • 1892 • Oil on Canvas • 90 7/16" x 71 7/8"


Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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