Framed: 15 x 14 inches
Vedder was known for his mysterious, romantic, scenes, both real and mythological. English and Irish mysticism had a great deal of influence upon the artist, himself deriving inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelities in both aesthetic and theory. Given his visionary eye, Vedder was contracted by Tiffany to design glassware, mosaics, and statuettes. One of his greatest achievements was decorating the hallway of the Reading Room of the Washington Library of Congress.
Powerfully spiritual, Vedder’s Group of Angels derives inspiration from the artist’s study of the Renaissance Masters. A painter, illustrator, and poet, Vedder spent much of his lifetime in Italy, having completed his artistic studies in the country by the latter half of the nineteenth century. He was influenced by the contemporary Italian Macchiaiolli painters, as well as the living Italian landscape.
Kennedy Galleries, New York (label verso)
Emily Lowe Gallery (label verso)
Hofstra Museum, 30 January-7 April 1989 (label verso)