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Italian Peasant Boy

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Italian Peasant Boy is the most refined and idealized of several paintings of Italian models by Hunt. This one was made in Paris, probably in the fall of 1866, and was exhibited in October 1867 at the Exposition Universelle under the title Petit Italien. It exemplifies the solitary, rustic...

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Inscription

Lower left: WMHunt./1866 [WMH in monogram]

Provenance

1866, the artist. By 1873, Francis Skinner, Boston; by 1924, by descent to a cousin of Eliza Gardner (Mrs. Francis) Skinner, George Peabody Gardner (1855-1939), Boston; 1929, gift of George Peabody Gardner to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1929)

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner

1866

Dimensions

99.06 x 64.77 cm (39 x 25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.1117

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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