Woman in elaborate hat among candles and icons
Medium: Gouache, watercolor, and charcoal on illustration board
Dimensions: 21 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (54.6 × 54.6 cm)
frame: 26 1/2 × 26 3/4 in. (67.3 × 67.9 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: Gayle and Alene Hoskins Endowment Fund, 2004
About: Primarily a self-taught California artist, Daniel Sayre Groesbeck served with the Canadian armed forces in Russia in 1918-1919. His experiences there--especially visits to a Russian monastery--inspired ornate paintings such as the image of an elaborately dressed woman among glittering brass and gilt candle sticks and religious icons. Groesbeck worked as a concept artist for director Cecil B. DeMille from the early 1920s until his death, working on The Ten Commandments (1923) and Samson and Delilah (1949), among other movies.
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