Study for "Evening"

  • Kenyon Cox, Study for "Evening", 1883, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing, 1983.114.6

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Kenyon Cox used a dark-haired, voluptuous woman to symbolize Evening in this study for a lost easel painting. When he painted it, Cox was teaching at the prestigious National Academy of Design in New York, which was known for its conservative academic training. He advocated the importance of drawing to his students and even created a seal bearing the motto “Nulle Dies Sine Linea” (No Day without a Drawn Line). (Morgan, Kenyon Cox, 1856-1919: A Life in American Art, 1994)

Title
Study for "Evening"
Artist
Date
1883
Location
Dimensions
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Study
  • Landscape – time – evening
Object Number
1983.114.6
Palette
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