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Puzzling, delightful, and slightly disconcerting, this small painting is signed "E. L. George," but nothing has yet been discovered about the artist. The extremely precise style of the image enhances its almost surreal quality. George was clearly concerned with perspective, striving to create a...

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Inscription

Lower left: E L George/18[70?]

Provenance

The artist; Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1958; to MFA, 1962, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1876

Dimensions

38.42 x 33.02 cm (15 1/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

62.272

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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