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Painting, Study of Pendentive Figure for Electricity, Dome of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL

This is a Painting. It was created by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1915. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and oil, gold tone on canvas. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by J. Carroll Beckwith. It is credited Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith.

Its dimensions are

54.7 × 39.5 cm (21 9/16 × 15 9/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink in composition, near figure's left foot: "BECKWITH"; below inscription: "Carroll Beckwith"

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, lower right: “Study for pendentive figure / in Dome representing / “Electricity” in the / Manufactures Building / Chicago Exposition / 1891 + 2 by / Carroll Beckwith—"

Cite this object as

Painting, Study of Pendentive Figure for Electricity, Dome of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL; J. Carroll Beckwith (American, 1852–1917); USA; pen and ink, brush and oil, gold tone on canvas; 54.7 × 39.5 cm (21 9/16 × 15 9/16 in.); Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith; 1915-2-7

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