As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting

As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting

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Part of Elspeth Young’s series of Women of the Bible paintings. Depicts Mary Magdalene from Matthew 28. Oil on panel, 26 in. x 39 in. Made in the USA. Categories: As It Began To Dawn, Elspeth Young, Figure, Interior, Mary Magdalene, New Testament, Oil painting, The Messiah & Women of the Bible


As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting


by Elspeth Young

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We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

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Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson features illustrations from Al Young Studios

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At Home: A Personal Journal  features 128 original artworks consisting of 51 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 44 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, nine pen and ink drawings and block prints by Ashton, seven of Al's exquisitely crafted pencil drawings, and one lithograph from his private portfolios... Read more »

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