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Gertrude

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Gertrude Schirmer was about ten years old when Frank Weston Benson painted this portrait in her home in West Manchester, Massachusetts, a small town north of Boston. Years later Gertrude remembered how impressed she was that Benson, an important painter and teacher at the Boston Museum School,...

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Inscription

Lower right: F.W. BENSON 1899.

Provenance

The artist; to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schirmer, 1899; Gertrude Schirmer (Mrs. WIlliam Rodman Fay), the sitter, by 1952; to MFA, 1954, gift of Mrs. William Rodman Fay.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Rodman Fay

1899

Dimensions

127.32 x 101.92 cm (50 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.596

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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