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The son of a doctor, Evans grew up in the Midwestern United States and taught at several schools in the region before traveling to France in 1877 to study with the famed academic artist William Bouguereau [08.186]. He returned to the United States the next year and became co-director of the...

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Lower right: S.S. David

Provenance

The artist; with Sotheby's, New York, December 8, 1983, lot 50; with James Maroney; to MFA, 1984, purchase.

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1890

Dimensions

30.48 x 25.4 cm (12 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

1984.86

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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