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The Great Good Man

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Although most of the American Scene painters rejected European modernism and radical abstract styles, Marsden Hartley embraced abstraction in his early years and found figurative painting near the end of his life. Born in Maine, Hartley had become part of Alfred Stieglitz's circle in 1910 and...

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Inscription

Lower right: MH/42

Provenance

The artist; with Babcock Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane (1914-1995), 1958; to MFA, 1990, gift of WIlliam H. and Saundra B. Lane and museum purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund, by exchange

Copyright

Marsden Hartley materials are reproduced with the permission of the Yale University Committee on Literary Property

1942

Dimensions

101.28 x 76.52 cm (39 7/8 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.376

Medium or Technique

Oil on Masonite

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