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study for A Penitente Shrine
  • Coy Avon Seward
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • study for A Penitente Shrine, 1934
  • Where object was made: United States
  • graphite on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22.8 x 29.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.8 x 29.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 11 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Stevens Fine Art
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0164

Long, low adobe structure with piled crosses in its shadow sprawls at center. Standing cross in foreground. Trees and rounded hills in background.