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The Victory of Faith (painting) – Wikipedia

– Details: – Completed in 1891 by Saint George Hare – Oil on canvas medium – Dimensions: 123.3cm×200cm (48.5in×79in) – Located at National Gallery of […]

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– Details:
– Completed in 1891 by Saint George Hare
– Oil on canvas medium
– Dimensions: 123.3cm×200cm (48.5in×79in)
– Located at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
– Accession number: 201-2

– Description:
– Depicts two sleeping nude women, one shackled
– Intended as Christian martyrs sentenced to death by beasts
– Part of Hare’s series showing shackled women
– Notable work alongside “The Gilded Cage”
– Interpretations vary from Christian faith to interracial lesbian couple

– Exhibitions:
– Displayed at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1891
– Also exhibited at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893
– Currently housed in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
– Donated to the gallery in 1905
– Some sources suggest completion year as 1890

– Critic Reviews:
– Praised in “The Homiletic Review” for depicting Christian faith
– Described as showing women in a sisterly embrace
– Modern interpretations suggest interracial lesbian couple
– Compared to “Les Amis” by Jules Robert Auguste
– Noted as an impressive portrayal of faith and steadfastness

– References:
– National Gallery of Victoria provides information on the painting
– Joseph Roach’s book “Cities of the Dead” mentions the painting
– J. Westby Earnshaw’s work discusses the painting in the context of art at the Columbian Fair
– Kobena Mercer’s book “Travel & See” references the painting
– Bernard Capes and Charles Eglington’s “Art Notes” briefly mentions the painting

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