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Lady Playing the Piano

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Painted as a companion to Lady Seated at a Work Table [1980.449], this composition features a domestic interior in the evening. Hewins depicted the scene in jeweled tones with smooth layers of paint, creating a matte effect with little visible brushwork. The low light from the fireplace and the...

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Inscription

Reverse: A HEWINS/42[ ]377/8 x 14 3/4

Provenance

The artist; with Vose Galleries, Boston; to MFA, 1980, purchase.

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

about 1836

Dimensions

45.72 x 37.46 cm (18 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.450

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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