Photo, Print, Drawing She bent down over the dead monk / Alice Barber Stephens.
About this Item
- She bent down over the dead monk / Alice Barber Stephens.
- Painting shows a scene from The Marble Faun in which Miriam leans over the corpse of Brother Antonio in the church as others stand nearby.
- Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932, artist
Created / Published
- - Monks--1900
- - Funeral rites & ceremonies--1900
- - Churches--1900
- - Interiors--1900
- Book illustrations--1900.
- Book illustrations--1900
- - Caption label from exhibit Drawn to Purpose Golden Age of Illustration: Personal Reckoning. As her friends wait in the foreground, Miriam, the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun, contemplates the form of Brother Antonio, an ambivalent figure from her past. Alice Barber Stephens imbues the scene with a solemnity, rendering the elaborate church interior with authenticity without overwhelming the human drama within. Considered among her finest, her drawings for this novel garnered a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.
- - Title from item.
- - (DLC/PP-1933:0012).
- - Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
- - Published in: The Marble Faun / Nathaniel Hawthorne. New York : Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1900, vol. 1, p. 266.
- - Exhibited: "Drawn to Purpose" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March - October 2018.
- 1 painting on illustration board : oil ; sheet 56.5 x 39.8 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- CAI - Stephens (A.B.), no. 48 (C size) [P&P]
- Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 38582 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.38582
- cai 2a15094 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a15094
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-38582 (digital file from original item)
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Stephens, Alice Barber, Artist. She bent down over the dead monk / Alice Barber Stephens. , 1900. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010718316/.
APA citation style:
Stephens, A. B. (1900) She bent down over the dead monk / Alice Barber Stephens. , 1900. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010718316/.
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Stephens, Alice Barber, Artist. She bent down over the dead monk / Alice Barber Stephens. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010718316/>.