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- Abbott Handerson Thayer, born Boston, MA 1849-died Dublin, NH 1921
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- Abbott Handerson Thayer is recognized today for his ethereal angels, portraits of woman and children, landscapes, and delicate flower paintings. Angel is both a portrait of his daughter Mary at age eleven and an allegory of hope and spirituality. Thayer manipulated the paint with brooms, scrapers, his fingers, and even a paint tube to achieve his effects. The Renaissance-inspired frame, called a tabernacle type, was designed specifically for this painting by American architect Stanford White.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
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- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
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- oil on canvas
- 36 1/4 x 28 1/8 in. (92.0 x 71.5 cm.)
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- Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
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