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Back of a Woman (from McGuire Scrapbook)

Back of a Woman (from McGuire Scrapbook)

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Summary

The simple and sensuous drawing has been linked to the figure of a lightly clad female bather included almost furtively in a corner of the artist’s painting “Landscape and Figures” (1857; Museums at Stony Brook, New York), one of the artist’s small, idyllic interpretations of Long Island scenery. However, both the scale and the pose of the figure relate it more plausibly to the artist’s stock-in-trade: portraits of young women, many of whom Mount represented in the low-cut gowns fashionable in the early Victorian period.
Shepard Alonzo Mount (1804–1868)
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Date

1857
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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