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The Death of St. Cecilia?

Accession Number
1970/2.31

Title
The Death of St. Cecilia?

Artist(s)
Benjamin West

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1800

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink with brown wash and black chalk, heightened with white on pale

Dimensions
9 3/16 in x 13 in (23.34 cm x 33.02 cm);18 3/10 in x 22 ¼ in (46.51 cm x 56.52 cm)

Credit Line
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Physical Description
A group of figures, all women and one child, look with concern towards the figure of a reclining woman at the right side of the composition who supports herself on one elbow on several low steps. The interior is only briefly described but is classical in proportions and details with a column and drapery behind the reclining woman. In the doorway at the far left are two other standing women talking with one another and gesturing towards the reclining figure.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
study

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
New Testament
death
interiors
kneeling
saint
stair
standing

3 Related Resources

Death and Dying
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Lives of Christian Saints
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)

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