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William Rimmer, like his contemporary Elihu Vedder [06.2430], was interested in literary and mystical themes and found many patrons in his native Boston, where such subjects had always been favored. An accomplished sculptor, teacher, painter, businessman, anatomist, and physician, Rimmer was one...

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Inscription

Lower right: W. Rimmer/1872

Provenance

1872, given by the artist to Col. Charles A. Nichols, Providence, R.I.; 1877, by descent to his wife, Isabelle (Mrs. Charles A.) Nichols, Providence; by descent to their daughter, Miss Edith Nichols, Providence; 1956, bequest of Miss Edith Nichols to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1956)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Edith Nichols

1872

Dimensions

46.04 x 66.67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.119

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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