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Two Children

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In the early nineteenth century, the out-of-doors was considered a male domain, and girls were generally depicted in domestic settings. By 1831, however, Lydia Child argued in "The Mother's Book" that girls as well as boys would benefit from open air and should be allowed to play outside....

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Inscription

Reverse, before relining: Painted by J. Gaunt Brooklyn 1843

Provenance

The artist; private collection, Long Island; with Victor Spark, New York, 1945; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1945; to MFA, 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1843

Dimensions

127 x 101.28 cm (50 x 39 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1161

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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