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Early Morning

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Benson's lifelong love of birds and his appreciation of Japanese design, fashionable in Paris and in Boston as well, are readily apparent in "Early Morning." Benson had explored the abundant bird life in the marshes near his childhood home in Salem and early on had even aspired to...

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Inscription

Lower left: F.W. BENSON.

Provenance

The artist; Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot; to MFA, 1913, bequest of Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot.

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot

about 1899

Dimensions

61.28 x 152.72 cm (24 1/8 x 60 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2908

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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