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Black And Gold

Thomas Wilmer Dewing

(Boston, Massachusetts, 1851 - 1938, New York, New York)

c. 1917

Oil on canvas

24 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in. (61.6 cm x 46.36 cm)

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.21

More Information

The sitter for this work was probably Gertrude MacNeill, a stage actress and one of Dewing’s favorite models. Dewing minimized details and developed subtle color harmonies to give this image an otherworldly quality. A friend of the artist observed that his paintings of women “are never portraits, but rather atmospheres created by Dewing…with all [parts] treated as of supreme importance—floors and walls seem as beautiful and painted with the same consideration as the chiffons of the gowns.”

Marks

signed in LR - "T. W. Dewing"

Keywords
American
Bench
Bowl
Dress
Female
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