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Collection Tier:
Tier 1

Art ➔ Glass Painting, Angel And Child

Identifier:
176983
Description:
This is an oil painting of an angel and child. The painting was created by the artist painting in reverse on the back of a pane of glass. The painting is contained in a wood frame that has been painted gold.;This painting is believed to have been framed by Moses Williams, an early African American framer from Philadelphia. Williams is known for his work framing Randolph Peale paintings.;Glass painting has been practiced by many artists throughout history going back to ancient Rome, through the Renaissance, in the Middle East, and in many other eras and regions. Also known as "reverse" glass painting, the technique is characterized by the fact that because the artist is painting on the back of a clear medium, he or she must paint everything backwards.
Date:
1837 – 1839
Materials:
Glass, Oils
Dimensions:
26" h 2" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Childs, Ralph
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Board Room (1994 – 2015)
This display of pottery from all over the world filled the display cases in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's fourth floor Board Room for many years.
Makers/Donors
Williams, Moses

Childs, Ralph