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Mother and Child in a Boat

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Although Edmund Charles Tarbell had been exposed to Impressionism during his student days in Paris from 1884 to 1886, it was not until 1890 that he started painting in this progressive style. His conversion was no doubt influenced by the exhibition in 1890 of Sargent’s A Morning Walk (private...

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Lower right: Edmund C. Tarbell/1892


By 1893, Clara Bertram Kimball (died 1920), Boston; 1920, by inheritance to her husband, David P. Kimball (1833-1923), Boston [1]; 1923, bequest of David P. Kimball to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1923) [1] In 1923 David P. Kimball bequeathed forty paintings to the MFA in memory of his wife, Clara Bertram Kimball. He noted in his will that these were "from the collection made by her and bequeathed to me."

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Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball



76.52 x 88.9 cm (30 1/8 x 35 in.)

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Oil on canvas