Arts Everyday Living: Angels in Art—Divine Beings, Between Heaven and Earth

Abbott Handerson Thayer, Winged Angel, 1889, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Angels descending, bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915)


Marianne Stokes, An Angel, n.d., medium not known, Private Collection

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869)


Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921), American

Marianne Stokes (1855-1927), Austrian




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