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At the Gates of Morning

ca. 1925
69 x 38 1/4 in. (175.3 x 97.2 cm)

Arthur B. Davies (aka Arthur Bowen Davies)
American (Utica, NY, 1862 - 1928, Florence, Italy)

Object Type: Textiles
Medium and Support: Wool
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Niles Meriweather Davies
Accession Number: 1962.23
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Location: Not currently on view

Arthur B. Davies was the driving force behind the 1913 Armory Show which introduced Americans to radical European abstract art, but his own style remained representational throughout his career. This tapestry of the artist’s signature lyrical nudes dancing in the landscape was one of 36 tapestries he designed and had woven by the famous Gobelins factories in France. Only six were sold during his lifetime; the rest were later destroyed in a fire.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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The artist; to his wife Dr. L. Virginia M. Davies; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Niles Meriwether Davies (son of the artist) to the Gallery in 1962

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