Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • The Pleiades, 1885
    Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923)
    Oil on canvas; 24 1/8 x 37 5/8 in. (61.3 x 95.6 cm)
    Gift of George A. Hearn, 1910 (10.64.13)

    By the eighteenth century, the himation not only narrowed and attenuated, it also took on a gossamer insubstantiality. Elihu Vedder's painting of the Pleiades includes long shawls and bias sashes that establish a classicizing intention and allusion.

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  • The Pleiades, 1885
    Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923)
    Oil on canvas; 24 1/8 x 37 5/8 in. (61.3 x 95.6 cm)
    Gift of George A. Hearn, 1910 (10.64.13)

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