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At the Fountain

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Puvis de Chavannes was widely known for his large-scale murals on classical themes, which decorated public buildings throughout France. He frequently produced smaller-scale "reductions" such as "At the Fountain," which is based on a mural at the museum in Amiens. As a result of his international...

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Inscription

Lower left: P. Puvis de Chavannes

Provenance

By 1894, Durand-Ruel, New York; 1895, sold by Durand-Ruel to Mrs. Samuel Dennis Warren (Susan Cornelia Clarke Warren) (b. 1825 - d. 1901), Boston [see note 1]; January 8, 1903, Warren sale, American Art Galleries, New York, no. 121, to Robert Dawson Evans (b. 1843 - d. 1909), Boston; 1909, by inheritance to Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans (Maria Antoinette Hunt) (b. 1845 - d. 1917), Boston; 1917, bequest of Mrs. Evans to the MFA. (Accession date: November 1, 1917) NOTES: [1] Lent by Mrs. Warren in 1895 to the MFA for an exhibition featuring the work of Puvis de Chavannes, no. 5.

Credit Line

Robert Dawson Evans Collection

about 1869

Dimensions

181.6 x 120.0 cm (71 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.3228

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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Paintings