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Eleanor

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A sparkling icon of wholesome American girlhood, Frank Weston Benson’s Eleanor depicts the painter’s daughter on the porch of their summer home at North Haven, Maine. Benson won national acclaim for his sunny scenes of healthy children enjoying an outdoor country life, and Eleanor is one of...

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Inscription

Lower left: F.W. Benson./1907

Provenance

1908, sold by the artist to the MFA for $1,200. (Accession Date: June 11, 1908)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

1907

Dimensions

64.13 x 76.83 cm (25 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

08.326

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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