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Madonna, veiled woman praying
  • Oscar Gustav Rejlander
    born: Sweden ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Madonna, veiled woman praying, circa 1863
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.5 x 16.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/16 x 6 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William D. Paden
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0431

Black-and-white, bust-length image of a woman who is facing the viewer, but gazing downward. The top of the image is rounded, forming a dome over her head. She is wearing a long, white veil that covers her hair and shoulders, and her hands are pressed together as though she is praying. She is wearing a dark, long-sleeved dress with thin, white lace trim.