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Fisher Girl of Picardy

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Date
1889
Object number
1915.3.1
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In the summer of 1889, Elizabeth Nourse traveled with her sister Louise and their Cincinnati friend Anna Schmidt around northern France. It was a bitterly cold day when Nourse painted this scene, and Anna later wrote: “I was with Elizabeth when she painted that girl on the Etaples Dunes---it was so cold and windy the model used to weep.” The model’s pink cheeks and limbs suggest the discomfort of the blustery coastal air that particular day. (Burke, “The Rediscovery of Elizabeth Nourse,” Queen City Heritage: The Journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society, Spring 1983)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Pilling
Artist
Elizabeth Nourse, born Mount Healthy, OH 1859-died Paris, France 1938
Topic
Figure group\female and child
Landscape\coast
French
Landscape\France\Picardy
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
46 3/4 x 32 1/4 in. (118.7 x 82.0 cm)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72b68e690-77d3-4838-9d2f-04d9699fe7da
Record ID
saam_1915.3.1

Fisher Girl of Picardy

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