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Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins had many and varied interests, and they all found their way into his pictures. He was an eager student of anatomy, attending lectures at local medical schools even while completing his artistic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts;...

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Inscription

Lower left: EAK[INS]; on stern of boat: EAKINS/74.

Provenance

1874, the artist; 1915, sold by the artist to Miss Janet Wheeler (1866-1945), Philadelphia; 1935, with Clarence W. Cranmer, Philadelphia; 1935, sold by Clarence W. Cranmer to the MFA for $3,500. (Accession Date: December 5, 1935)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

1874

Dimensions

61.59 x 50.48 cm (24 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1953

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite

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