The Death of St. Cecilia?Artist(s)Benjamin WestArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1800Medium & Supportpen and brown ink with brown wash and black chalk, heightened with white on paleDimensions
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 LineGift through the Estate of Edward SonnenscheinPhysical 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 TypestudyCollection AreaWesternRights
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