Friday, July 15, 2016

"By The Book"

9 x 12"
oil on panel

From the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a couple admiring Mary Cassatt's 'The Reader' with James McNeill Whistler's 'The Chelsea Girl' to their right.

Interesting facts to mention - Whistler was so happy with his painting 'The Chelsea Girl' he gave it to Mary Cassatt's brother, Alexander, a well-known, important man who was president of the
Pennsylvania Railroad.  The artist, Robert Henri, was their distant cousin - here's my recent painting of Henri's hung in the museum as well.

Please click here for a larger view.

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