Spirit of the Sphinx by Henry Bacon is in Smithsonian American Art Museum. The size of the work is 58,4 x 49,5 cm and is made as an watercolor on paper.
About the Artist: American painter Henry Bacon was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army. After the war, he studied art with Walter Gay, who suggested that he travel to Paris to undertake a formal art education. In 1864, he went to Paris, with his first wife Elizabeth Lord, to study figure painting. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts and was one of Alexandre Cabanel’s scholars… Read more