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The Mirror

ca. 1910 Robert Reid Born: Stockbridge, Massachusetts 1862 Died: Clifton Springs, New York 1929 oil on canvas 37 3/8 x 30 3/8 in. (94.9 x 77.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1911.2.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing

Artwork Description

American Impressionism emerged in the late 1880s when a generation of American artists studied abroad to absorb the new palette and compositions that were modernizing painting in France. Landscapes and domestic scenes by these American Impressionists are as wonderfully fresh and sparkling as those by their more familiar French counterparts. These artists, attracted to the light and color of painting outdoors, celebrate a modern view of life as America entered the twentieth century.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.


Figure female - full length

Object - furniture - mirror

Object - furniture - screen


paint - oil

fabric - canvas