Landscape Painting by Almira Collins Giddings

Object ID:
Made by Students
pastel and watercolor on paper
Almira Collins Giddings (1790-1849 or 1872)
ca. between 1820 and 1830
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
St. Louis, MO
25 3/4" length x 19" width
On the right is a 3-tiered fountain; on the left is a Roman aquaduct behind which is a composite architectural wonder city, mostly classical buildings and towers. In forground is a sated beggar (or saint) in a floppy tent being interviewed by a bearded general in a chiton and blue cape with his legions in standing formation in back of him in long column. Frame is light molding with narrow border of acanthus leaves molded on inner edge, covered with gold leaf.

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