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Painter:
Millet, Francis Davis 1846-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 87.8.3
Date:
1884
Notes:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.
Burke, Doreen Bolger, "American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume III: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1846 and 1864," New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980, pg. 5.
Summary:
An interior alcove with a young female figure seated on a window seat by a fireplace, her attention directed to a book that she holds up in her right hand. Her left arm rests on the windowsill, her left hand gently holding back the sheer curtain, and her foot resting on a small footrest at the base of the window seat. To her right, there is blue and white teacup resting on a ledge beside the fireplace. A small fire smolders in a fireplace, and there are three pieces of fruit sitting on the raised hearth. A mantel that stretches across the outer edge of the alcove is adorned with items such as a candlesticks, a corkscrew, small prints, and a rifle.
Topic:
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Window  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Fireplace  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36120552
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_42326