Study for "Evening"

  • Kenyon Cox, Study for "Evening", 1883, oil, 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"
Artists
Date
1883
On View
Dimensions
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Landscape – time – evening
  • Figure female – nude
  • Study
  • Allegory – time – evening
Object Number
1983.114.6
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