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Deserted Tenement (or, A Hornet’s Nest)

Warren Lombard

Artwork Details

Deserted Tenement (or, A Hornet’s Nest)
1935
Warren Lombard
graphite on paper
8 7/8 in. x 12 in. ( 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm )
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Alfred H. White
1940.298

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Lombard summered in Monhegan, Maine and developed much of his aesthetic and subject matter there. Monhegan was a well known artist colony that had existed since the mid-nineteenth century. This work is from the latter half of Lombard's career when he mainly created studies of botanical subjects on the island. This drawing's title suggests that Lombard is partaking in social commentary. In the early part of the 20th century, it was mainly immigrants who lived in tenement housing. Tenements were often overcrowded and in poor condition. The suggestion in this work may be that tenements are just as undesirable and unlivable as a hornet's nest is.

Eva Caston 2017

Physical Description:

Drawing of a hornet's nest hanging from branch.

Eva Caston 2017

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