Paintings in Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington D.C.

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American painter John Quidor has depicted a famous scene from the short story collection The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The story is about a girl who is sought by two men. The ill-hearted person doesn’t get the girl at the end and on the return to his hometown, he gets persuaded by a ghost of a headless horseman in the haunted jungle on the road. The painting above is the representation of the moment when the person sees the headless horseman for the first time, gets frightened by the sight and tries to pace away on his horse. The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane Analysis The physical size of the canvas is near to 3 x 2 feet. The large canvas allows […]

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