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Female Corpse, Back View

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In 1943 Bloom accompanied his friend and fellow painter David Aronson [2006.1257] to Kenmore Hospital in Boston to sketch cadavers. Aronson, who was working on a composition of the Resurrection of Christ, had wanted to see a corpse firsthand. Bloom’s response to the experience was twofold:...

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1947, the artist. By 1958, Durlacher Brothers Gallery, N.Y.; 1958, sold by the Durlacher Brothers Gallery to William H. Lane (1914-1995); 1990, partial purchase and gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 1990)

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Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and Museum purchase


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Oil on canvas