Stevenson Memorial Framed Canvas
An uncommon name for such an ethereal painting, no?
Painted to commemorate life of 19th century author, Robert Louis Stevenson, whose dramatic characterizations of human conflict resonated deeply with the artist, Abbott Handerson Thayer.
The painting features a young woman clothed in a classical white gown, embellished with wings and a halo. The rock that she sits upon bears the word VAEA, and in the darkness behind her is a small palm tree. VAEA refers to a mountain in the Samoan Islands, atop which Stevenson was buried after his death in 1894.
This is a remastered print of the original painting which was an oil on canvas and created circa 1903 in the artist's studio in Dublin, New Hampshire.
Also available as Art Prints.