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The White Captive

Erastus Dow Palmer

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Marble
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1866
    DIMENSIONS 23 3/4 x 16 x 11 in. (60.3 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Inscribed on underside of back edge: "E.D. PALMER sc. 1866."
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 18.181
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary S. Croxson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Erastus Dow Palmer (American, 1817-1904). The White Captive, 1866. Marble, 23 3/4 x 16 x 11 in. (60.3 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary S. Croxson, 18.181. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 18.181_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Idealized bust-length sculpture of a nude young woman looking to the right; truncated below breast; on pedestal base; wavy hair tied in loose bun; overall polished surface except the hair Condition: Good
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