Plenty

  • Kenyon Cox, Plenty, 1910, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1910.9.6

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This is Kenyon Cox's copy of a small figural group from his mural for the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey. Cox replicated a group symbolizing the prosperity that comes from justice. The child picking flowers represents Poetry and Art. After he completed the copy, he wrote to his patron, "It is not an exact replica of the original . . . I went back to the original studies and used them with a certain freedom, and I think the result, in many ways, finer than the first group."
Title
Plenty
Artists
Date
1910
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
28 5/8 x 35 3/8 in. (72.6 x 89.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – fruit
  • Landscape
  • Allegory – quality – wealth
  • Occupation – domestic – gathering
  • Figure group – female and child – nude
Object Number
1910.9.6
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