This tomb effigy communicates so much emotion to me even as a only a photograph. Every time I look at it, I feel both the artist’s grief and this underlying love for his wife. My recollection from the description in themuseum is that artist who was a painter by profession took up sculpting just to make this which makes it all the more incredible. It’s located in the Met’s Gallery 700, a light filled and airy space, which creates quite a contrast to this monument to one mans grief.

New York

Tomb Effigy of Elizabeth Boott Duveneck


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