Kenyon Cox, Sketch for the Mural at Oberlin College, "The Spirit of Self-Sacrificing Love", ca. 1914, oil, pencil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing, 1983.114.15
In late 1913, Oberlin College commissioned Kenyon Cox to decorate the new administration building on the campus with a mural in memory of his father, Jacob Dolson Cox. The elder Cox had been governor of Ohio and secretary of the Interior under President Grant, and Cox designed a decorative tablet listing his father’s accomplishments for a small vestibule. After he completed the project, the administrators wanted Cox to come up with another design to complement it.
Sketch for the Mural at Oberlin College, "The Spirit of Self-Sacrificing Love"
- ca. 1914
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11 7/8 x 15 1/4 in. (30.2 x 38.8 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing
- Object – art object – painting
- Figure female – full length
- Fantasy – winged being
- Allegory – passion – love
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