User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

French Farmhouse

Start collecting

During his six-year sojourn in Paris and Giverny, Hale was a keen observer of artistic trends. He reported on the Parisian art world in several articles in the Canadian journal Arcadia between 1891 and 1893 and became one of the few American artists to incorporate one of the new styles,...

Show Full Description


About 1893, the artist, Dedham, Mass.; 1931, by descent to his wife, Lilian Westcott Hale (1880-1963), Dedham; 1964, by descent to her daughter, Nancy Hale Bowers, Charlottesville, Va.; 1985, gift of Nancy Hale Bowers to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Hale Bowers

about 1893


64.77 x 81.28 cm (25 1/2 x 32 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas