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Study for the Interior of the Salt Lake Temple Garden Room (c. 1891) by John Hafen

65,000.00
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Study for the Interior of the Salt Lake Temple Garden Room (c. 1891) by John Hafen

65,000.00

John Hafen was born in Switzerland in 1856, and after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his family immigrated to Utah, where Hafen developed his painting talents under the tutelage of George Ottinger and Dan Weggeland . In 1890, he and four others were sent to Paris as art missionaries, where they learned the new techniques of landscape painting - a loosening of brush strokes and freer use of color, but also the effects of light on their subjects - and were painting with greater proficiency. When Hafen returned, he was responsible for painting the murals in the Salt Lake Temple Garden Room. The painting study is signed "John Hafen" in the bottom right corner, and the work measures 34 x 31 in framed.

The Salt Lake Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The location for the temple was first marked by Mormon prophet Brigham Young, on July 28, 1847, just four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. The Garden Room is one of a collection of rooms that represent the progression of mankind; the Garden Room represents the Garden of Eden. Hafen's murals depict idyllic scenes of streams and waterfalls, trees, vines and flowers, and a variety of insects, birds and beasts.

Framed: 34 x 31 in. 

Unframed Dimensions: 12 x 9 in.

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John Hafen was born in Switzerland in 1856, and after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his family immigrated to Utah, where Hafen developed his painting talents under the tutelage of George Ottinger and Dan Weggeland . In 1890, he and four others were sent to Paris as art missionaries, where they learned the new techniques of landscape painting - a loosening of brush strokes and freer use of color, but also the effects of light on their subjects - and were painting with greater proficiency. When Hafen returned, he was responsible for painting the murals in the Salt Lake Temple Garden Room. The painting study is signed "John Hafen" in the bottom right corner, and the work measures 34 x 31 in framed.

The Salt Lake Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The location for the temple was first marked by Mormon prophet Brigham Young, on July 28, 1847, just four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. The Garden Room is one of a collection of rooms that represent the progression of mankind; the Garden Room represents the Garden of Eden. Hafen's murals depict idyllic scenes of streams and waterfalls, trees, vines and flowers, and a variety of insects, birds and beasts.

Framed: 34 x 31 in. 

Unframed Dimensions: 12 x 9 in.