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Alice (Sit-by-the-Fire) (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
American
1880-1963
Medium
Painting
Created
1925
Dimensions
36 x 30 in.
(91.4 x 76.2 cm)

About

Lilian Westcott Hale enjoyed a national reputation for her portraits and domestic scenes, painted in a carefully drawn, politely impressionist style. Like Mary Cassatt and other female artists of her day, Hale devoted much of her attention to the sheltered world of women, especially girls. Alice (Sit-by-the-Fire) offers a moment of introspection, the silence accented by the soft lighting and muted tones of the artist’s palette. The artist also bathes the scene in warm nostalgia for a simpler time – note the colonial-period interior, which is actually the artist’s studio in Dedham, Massachusetts.

tags: observation, perspective, reflection, children

Images

  • Lilian Westcott hale Alice (Sit-by-the-Fire) Painting 1925

    Alice (Sit-by-the-Fire) by Lilian Westcott Hale

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Credit

Bequest of Clarence Poe in memory of his wife, Alice Aycock Poe