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Angel of the Sun


A wax tempera and gold leaf mural by American artist John LaFarge (1835 - 1910) commissioned by the Church of the Paulist Fathers for the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.  The mural is the orginal study for one of two large tondos that were designed to face the altar in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.  The companion mural, called "Angel of the Moon", was completed and installed in 1876.  Contractual disagreements forced LaFarge to cease work on "Angel of the Sun" and it was never completed.

Artist: John LaFarge (1835 - 1910)

Title: Angel of the Sun

Medium: Wax tempera and gold leaf on paper mounted on canvas

Dates: 1877

Dimensions: 114" H x 114" W

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1975.6.1

Credit: Gift of Elizabeth Ives Bartholet

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