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The Burning of Rome
  • George Henry Seeley
    born: Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States ; died: Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • The Burning of Rome, 1907
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photogravure
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.6 x 15.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 6 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0161

Black-and-white image of two young, seated girls wearing long, loose, sleeveless, white dressed which cover their legs and feet. The girls are huddled together in the top left quadrant of the image, the girl on the left has her head turned toward the girl on the right. Both of the girls have dark, straight hair that is parted in the center and combed back neatly and tied. There are shadow and light patterns covering the girls' white dresses, and in the top of the image there appears to be the shadow of a tree.