The Light of Learning, Winona Library, 1909 signed and dated 'Kenyon Cox 1909' (lower right) and inscribed 'Winona Library' (lower left) oil on canvas demi-lune 18 x 33in
Provenance: Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, California (n.d.) Private Collection, Northern California
Exhibition: 'Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition', Architectural League of New York, New York, New York, c. 1912
Note: This painting is a study for a mural entitled 'The Light of Learning' donated by William Hayes to the Winona Free Public Library in Winona, Minnesota, 1910. The mural depicts the allegories of the arts, from right to left: Art, Poetry, Romance, Learning, Philosophy, History, Science.
A copy of the book 'Concerning Painting: Considerations Theoretical and Historical', 1917, by Kenyon Cox accompanies this lot.