DescriptionJAY HAMBIDGE (American, 1867-1924)
Prayer in the Desert
Oil en grisaille on board
27-3/4 x 18-1/4 inches (70.5 x 46.4 cm)
Pastedown label from Century Company with handwritten caption: Bowing & rising and breaking into Sonorous Prayer
Signed lower left: Jay Hambidge
Stamped numerous times of verso: Century Company
THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST
This drawing was published in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Vol. 73, no. 1 (November 1906), accompanying Langdon Warner's article, "Athirst in the Desert: Narrative of a perilous journey over the Kara Kum Sands of Central Asia," and appearing on p. 8.
Loss to upper left and upper right corners of board not extending into image proper; scattered surface abrasions; not examined under UV light.
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