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Monadnock Angel
1920-1921
oil
233.6 x 153.8 cm
Philips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, Gift of anonymous donor



Thayer produced late in his career several large paintings of an angel hovering over scenic areas and wildlife refuges Thayer sought to protect. Mount Monadnock had been threatened with commercial development, and the preservation of its forests became a personal cause for the artist.