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The First Law of Nature--Not Self-Preservation but Love

1939 Patrick Sullivan Born: Braddock, Pennsylvania 1894 Died: West Virginia 1967 oil on canvas 27 1/4 x 34 3/8 in. (69.2 x 87.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1984.70 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - religion - good and evil

Animal - lion

Figure(s) in exterior - battlefield

Landscape - imaginary

Recreation - sport and play - hunting

Religion - Old Testament - Adam

Religion - Old Testament - Eve

painting

folk art

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Patrick Sullivan

Born: Braddock, Pennsylvania 1894 Died: West Virginia 1967