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Ruins of Asrum Asia Minor: Explored with Layard (Sir Henry Layard) by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg / American Art
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Ruins of Asrum Asia Minor: Explored with Layard (Sir Henry Layard)

ca. 1845 Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Born: Manlius Square, New York 1814 Died: Toledo, Ohio 1889 oil on paperboard 12 3/4 x 18 in. (32.4 x 45.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Martha F. Butler 1992.66.4 Not currently on view



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Ruins of Asrum Asia Minor: Explored with Layard (Sir Henry Layard)



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Miner Kilbourne Kellogg traveled to Constantinople in 1844, where he met the English archaeologist Austen Henry Layard, best known as the excavator of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. They became close friends and toured the city and surroundings together, searching for suitable sites to research and paint. The artist believed their documentation of religious sites was very important, and once back in America he gave a series of lectures on what he believed to be the true landscape of the Old Testament. (Davis, The Landscape of Belief, 1996)

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Architecture Exterior - classical - amphitheater

Architecture Exterior - ruins

Figure(s) in exterior - classical

Landscape - Asia Minor - Asrum

Portrait male - Layard, Henry, Sir

painting

paint - oil

paperboard

About Miner Kilbourne Kellogg

Born: Manlius Square, New York 1814 Died: Toledo, Ohio 1889

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