Sacred and Profane Love
38.5 in HIGH x 50.75 in WIDE
(97.79 cm HIGH x 128.90 cm WIDE)
Gift of Concours d'Antiques, the Art Guild

Furniture Shop Frame (b)
painted BR: Arthur F. Mathews '15
Panama Pacific International Exposition, titled "The Carnation", 1915. TOM, Mathews Exhibition, 1972. (Cat.) TOM, Mathews Exhibition, 1985. Eli Wilner & Co/Metro. Museum of N.Y., July 15 - Sept 9, 1990 (see inhouse note). Greenville County Museum of Art, "Regional American Painting to 1920," Nov 6 - Dec 30, 1990. OMCA, Great Hall, "California as Muse: The Art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews" 10/28/2006 - 03/25/2007; traveling to Norton Museum of Art and Akron Art Museum; Fall 2007 - Fall 2008.

This is an oil painting on canvas that depicts to female figures sitting on a ledge in a garden. The figure at center has red hair and wears a long flowing dress. Facing forward, she holds a statue of winged victory in her right hand. A brunette nude female figure appears at right, facing away from the viewer while playing pan-pipes. Peacock imagery is also visible in the background and on the dress of the central figure. The painting is set in a Mathews Furniture Shop Frame with poppy motifs and gilded inner molding.

PROVENANCE: Harold Wagner, S.F.

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