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The Questioner of the Sphinx

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Elihu Vedder first studied art in his native New York but traveled to Europe in 1856, enhancing his education in both Italy and France and beginning a life-long fascination with European art and literature. He eventually established his studio in Rome and lived as an expatriate in Italy for over...

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Inscription

Lower right, on rock: Elihu Vedder/1863

Provenance

About 1863, Martin Brimmer (1829-1896), Boston; 1896, by descent to his wife, Marianne Timmins Brimmer (1827-1906); 1906, bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer

1863

Dimensions

92.07 x 107.31 cm (36 1/4 x 42 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

06.2430

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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