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Catalog Number 1986.094.001
Object Name painting
Description Triptych, handmade and rustic, which hung over the alter at St. James On the Mount Church in Allenspark (currently the Allenspark Community Church). The outer panels open on hinges from the center and reveal an oil painting of Christ speaking to his people with the mountains in the background, inspired by the Sermon on the Mount. The oil painting is on beaver board backed by plywood. The blue sky behind the Christ is in the shape of a cross. When the doors are opened the main panel and two side panels are framed in half rounds of limber pine trees with bark on. Each side panel is shorter than center one. When closed, the limber pine trim forms a cross. There is a limber pine"roof" over the center panel with the front having more of an overhang. There are two 2" x 4" pieces of wood for braces across the width of the center panel on its back - one at the base and one near the top hinge. Long pieces of wire remain, which were probably used to hang the triptych from the wall.
Date 1932
Artist Ben Bailey, Jr.
Dimensions H-190 W-185 D-16 cm
Collection Permanent
Sig Loc lower right of center
Signed Name Ben Bailey
Other Name triptych
Material wood/oil