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Born in Belgium, Alfred Stevens made his name after moving to Paris, where he was a friend of Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Stevens became famous for his depictions of modern life as embodied in Parisian women. His painting of a young woman in a black mourning dress, lighting a votive candle,...

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Inscription

Lower right: Alfred Stevens

Provenance

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1845 - d. 1921), Boston; 1923, bequeathed by Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow

about 1861

Dimensions

Overall: 55.2 x 44.5cm (21 3/4 x 17 1/2in.) Other (Framed): 74.3 x 8.3 x 87.6cm (29 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 34 1/2in.)

Accession Number

23.491

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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