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In the late 1890s Benson began to paint outdoors and over the next two decades he produced many of his most popular plein air paintings, primarily of his family at play during idyllic summers. The setting is the island of North Haven, Maine; the family rented Wooster Farm there, beginning in...

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Lower left: F.W. Benson/1904

Provenance

About 1905, sold by the artist to Charles A. Coolidge, Sr. (1858-1936), Boston; after 1936, descended in the Coolidge family; 1985, gift of the Charles A. Coolidge Family to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of the Charles A. Coolidge Family

1904

Dimensions

112.71 x 91.76 cm (44 3/8 x 36 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.925

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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