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Study for "Divine Law"

c. 1917
Violet Oakley, American, 1874 - 1961
Oakley was one of the first American women to achieve success as a muralist in the early twentieth century. This highly finished study is for the first of sixteen canvases installed around the walls of the Supreme Court Room of the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The final work, which is designed as an enlarged version of an illuminated manuscript, pictures an allegorical representation of Truth behind letters spelling "LAW."...

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