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Study of a Flowering Branch

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Robie began his career painting portraits of Napoleon that were sold to English tourists on their way to Waterloo, site of the French leader’s defeat. He later turned to still life, gaining a substantial reputation in Belgium, the United States, and France, where an effusive critic noted that...

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Inscription

signed and dted lower left: J. Robie, Mai 1871

Provenance

By 1984, with Wheelock Whitney and Co., New York, NY; 1984, purchased by the MFA from Wheelock Whitney. (Accession Date: May 9, 1984)

Credit Line

Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin

Dimensions

54.61 x 34.92 cm (21 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.169

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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