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Sermon from Revelations
Date: 1937
Dimensions: image: 10 in. x 13 1/2 in. (25.4 x 34.3 cm) sheet: 14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (36.8 x 47 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: lithograph
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cornelia Robinson
Label Text: Best known as a portraitist and painter of his native New Mexico landscape, Peter Hurd was also the brother-in-law of Andrew Wyeth, having married Henriette Wyeth in 1929. Most of the lithographs Hurd produced during his lifetime were created between 1934 and 1938. He later recalled turning to the medium during the Depression years to help “keep the bills paid.” Sermon from Revelations is based on a sketch Hurd made of an open-air revival meeting in a lantern-lit cottonwood grove near Roswell, New Mexico. Hurd wrote that the image was based on a scene he had witnessed of “an itinerant preacher from a Pentecostal sect calling down terror of the Apocalypse on all the unrepentant.” This is the second of two versions of this subject.
Object Number: 1977/8.22
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