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Little Paulus

n.d. S. Seymour Thomas Born: San Augustine, Texas 1868 Died: La Crescenta, California 1956 oil on canvas 16 1/4 x 13 1/8 in. (41.3 x 33.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jean Haskell 1958.11.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 4A

Luce Center Label

S. Seymour Thomas recorded a baby boy’s absolute absorption in his food bowl. This small painting, sketched in broad strokes of color, was likely a study for a more finished work.


Figure male - child

Portrait male - unidentified - Paulus


paint - oil

fabric - canvas