Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) was an American artist renowned for his illustrations and paintings, particularly those that drew upon literary and historical themes. Abbey's works often exhibit a meticulous attention to detail and a deep sense of narrative.

"The Three Marys" depicts a significant moment from Christian tradition, representing the three Marys—Mary Magdalene, Mary of Clopas, and Mary Salome—who are often portrayed mourning at the tomb of Jesus after his crucifixion. The painting's somber tones and the figures' expressions of grief convey a profound sense of sorrow and loss, reflecting the emotional gravity of the scene. Abbey's use of muted colors and the barren landscape further emphasize the desolation and mourning experienced by these biblical figures.

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