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Otis

2008

Barney Taxel

(American, b. 1949)

Archival pigment print (printed 2015)

Image: 48.4 x 38.1 cm (19 1/16 x 15 in.); Paper: 55.8 x 43.2 cm (21 15/16 x 17 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2017.138

Description

This mourning woman with draped and bowed head decorates the tomb in Cleveland’s Lake View Cemetery of Charles Augustus Otis Sr. (1827–1905), a prominent businessman who served as the city’s mayor in 1873–74.
Sculpted at the beginning of the 20th century, the figure’s pose, drapery, and wreath refer to ancient classical sculpture, while her dress evokes 19th-century fashion.

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