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Abbott Handerson Thayer was one of the best-known artists in the United States during the 1890s. His art, often inspired by the Italian Renaissance and classical antiquity, fulfilled the aspirations of a country seeking to establish itself on an international stage as the new Rome. With large...

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Inscription

Lower right: Abbott H. Thayer

Provenance

1897, sold by the artist to the MFA for $8,000. (Accession Date: April 15, 1897)

Credit Line

Warren Collection—William Wilkins Warren Fund and contributions

1894–95

Dimensions

216.53 x 140.33 cm (85 1/4 x 55 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.199

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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