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A native of Boston, Thomas Wilmer Dewing began his career as a lithographer. He first listed himself as a taxidermist and then a clerk in city directories, but by the early 1870s he had started to think of himself as a painter. He traveled to Paris for two years of study, like many American...

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Lower left: T.W. Dewing. 1883; Reverse: A Garden. Thomas W. Dewing. N.Y.


1883, sold by the artist to Thomas B. Clarke (1848-1931), New York; 1899, Thomas B. Clarke collection sale to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit; by 1901, gift from Freer to Stanford White (1853-1906), New York. After 1906, purchased by John Gellatly (1853-1931), New York. Before 1933, George H. Webster, Haverhill, Mass.; 1934, bequest of George H. Webster to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)

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Bequest of George H. Webster



40.32 x 101.6 cm (15 7/8 x 40 in.)

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Oil on canvas