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The Last Vigil
  • Henry François Farny
    1847–1916
    born: Ribeauvillé, Alsace, France ; died: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States ; active: United States
  • The Last Vigil, 1891
  • Where object was made: United States
  • tempera on illustration board
  • Canvas/Support: 40.6 x 58.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 16 x 23 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lee E. Phillips Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0005
Description
Literature

Figure on the ground, sitting next to a horse laying on its side. The figure is leaning against a support beam for a raised platform. On top of the platform is a long, bundled object (probably a deceased human). In the background is a flat-top mountain. There is a crescent moon in the upper right corner.