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Tuckered Out —The Shoeshine Boy

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John George Brown made childhood his primary subject. At first he painted middle-class country children. In the 1870s, he switched to poor city children, who populated urban streets in increasing numbers as immigrant and rural families seeking jobs flocked to the cities. Brown became known for...

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Inscription

Lower left: J.G. Brown N.A./Copyright.

Provenance

The artist; Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1888

Dimensions

61.59 x 40.96 cm (24 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.467

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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