Easter Blessing (Design for a Poster)

1890–1910
Louis John Rhead (American (born England), 1857–1926)


Dimensions

Sheet: 65 x 37.3 cm (25 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.331

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, pen and black ink, and gold pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Posters

Angel placing a wreath on an altar.

Inscription

On side of altar, partly rubbed out: MAY THY / LIFE BE FILLED / WITH BLESSINGS / ON THIS HAPPY EASTERTIDE; in pen, l.l.: To the students in design of the Boston Museum with best wishes for their success. Louis Rhead.

Provenance

Artist; gift to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, before 1926; presented to MFA, December 1996.

Credit Line

Gift of Louis Rhead to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and presented by the School to the Museum in 1996