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The Belated Kid

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Hunt began this monumental image of a peasant girl and her rescued kid about 1854, when he was working with the French realist painter Jean-François Millet in Barbizon, a village outside Paris. He finished it after returning home to Newport, Rhode Island, in 1857. It proved so popular when...

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Provenance

1857, James Davis. By 1879, Miss Elizabeth Howes; 1907, bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howes to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1907)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howes

1854–57

Dimensions

137.79 x 98.42 cm (54 1/4 x 38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.135

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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