Sitting Room Decorations

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Title

Sitting Room Decorations

Description

An unidentified sitting room. A sitting room was public space within the house where guests were entertained. Artwork chosen for display provided an identity for the family living in the home. The choice of art reflected the family's beliefs. On the floor are oriental rugs and on the back wall is a framed artwork of a Madonna with child. The image is part of the oil painting, Sistine Madonna, by Italian artist Raphael, commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza. The strings in the foreground may be bamboo that is used as a curtain to provide some privacy.

Date

circa 1890s - 1910s

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Identifier

79.188.144

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

4" x 4.75"

Citation

“Sitting Room Decorations,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3890.

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