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EVILS OF COFFEE, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO; THE DANGEROUS SERVANTS

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EVILS OF COFFEE, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO; THE DANGEROUS SERVANTS

Made by: Mae Aiken

Currently in storage


About this object

Painting shows an allegorical scene in a landscape. There is a young man at right center weraing a short sleeved white shirt and dark pants. He is turning inward, and reaching with his right hand to grasp a glass of red wine which is held aloft by a nymph wearing bunches of grapes in her hair. At the right is a second nymph wearing a wreath of white tobacco flowers, who is slipping the young man a wad of tobacco with her right hand. An arm from a figure behind this nymph holds aloft a rope which forms a noose around the man's neck. At the left is a third nymph with long black hair, wearing a wreath of coffee beans, who holds up a coffee cup and saucer. In the background are clumps of trees at the right, shadowy factory buildings at the left. In a doorway in the distant left, there is a seated woman and child.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
EVILS OF COFFEE, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO; THE DANGEROUS SERVANTS
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
USA
Date made:
ca. 1913
Size:
90.2 × 60.3 cm (35 1/2 × 23 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.163
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Gift of General Foods, 1978