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The Evening Hymn
  • Lemercier, artist
    active: France
    Charles Gleyre
    1806–1874
    born: Chevilly, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • The Evening Hymn, date unknown
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • steel engraving
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 154 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 266 x 341 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • Transfer from English Department, Collection of Charles Graham Dunlap
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0168
Description

Orpheus-like figure sits on bank of river or ocean, lyre discarded, looking disconsolately at Viking-styled ship filled with singing and playing young people.