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Mischief

George Fuller

(Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1822 - 1884, Brookline, Massachusetts)

c. 1860s-1870s

Oil on panel

19 in. x 14 3/4 in. (48.26 cm x 37.47 cm)

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.29

More Information

Fuller studied art in both America and Europe but was forced for financial reasons to run his family’s farm in Massachusetts from 1860 to 1875. He likely made this image of a laughing boy during that period when he could escape to his studio only in the winter months and on holidays. The dark background and warm colors of the work are reminiscent of the art of Rembrandt, who was greatly admired by many American painters of this period.

Marks

signed "GF" in LL on recto

Keywords
American
Child
Oil painting
Portrait