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View of Beacon Street from Boston Common

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By the late nineteenth century, concern arose that city children had insufficient access to the outdoors. The Playground Association of America, founded in 1906, was dedicated to promoting parks and recreation for urban children. George Luks's "View of Beacon Street from Boston Common"...

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Inscription

Lower right: George Luks

Provenance

The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Adams Shaw McKean, Boston, about 1923; to MFA, 1960, purchase.

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1923

Dimensions

92.07 x 77.15 cm (36 1/4 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.538

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Object accessories, Pedestals