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Stephen James Ferris’s elaborate and deeply allegorical The Triumph of Liberty is a quintessential example of the power of symbolic representation in the visual arts. Filled with traditional imagery of the American Republic, anti-slavery movement, and Biblical prophecy, it is Ferris’s multiple employment of these symbols in ... MORE

William Charles Anthony Frerichs was born on March 2, 1829, in Ghent, then a part of the Netherlands. He moved to the Hague as a child and entered the Royal Academy at the age of six, where he studied with the landscape painters Andreas Schelfhout and Bartholomeus J. van Hove, each man an important figure in Dutch art in the mid-nineteenth ... MORE