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A Clown

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American artists who were intent on describing the spectacle of contemporary life during the first decades of the twentieth century often chose circus themes and clowns as their subjects. John Sloan, Everett Shinn, Walt Kuhn, and George Luks were among the many painters who identified with...

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Inscription

Lower left: George Luks-

Provenance

The artist; with Frank K. M. Rehn, New York; to John T. Spaulding, 1929; to MFA, 1948, bequest of John T. Spaulding.

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

1929

Dimensions

61.28 x 50.8 cm (24 1/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

48.574

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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