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The Garden of Eden

Image for The Garden of Eden
Created by
Duncanson, Robert S., American, 1821 - 1872
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 40 11/16 × 56 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (103.3 × 143.2 × 10.5 cm)
Canvas: 32 1/2 × 48 1/2 in. (82.6 × 123.2 cm)
Type
paintings
Date
1852
Description
This oil painting depicts a landscape scene. Numerous trees, including palm trees, frame the image on the left and right. The center of the image is an open clearing with a small stream running through a meadow covered with greenery and flowers. Further back into the painting the clearing opens up into a wide meadow. There are two small nude human figures on the right side of the meadow. Beyond the meadow is a lake fed by a waterfall. In the background is a single conical mountain.
Topic
African American
Art
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Louis Moore Bacon
Object number
2014.299
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture