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Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Spring
1890
oil
20 1/2 x 34 5/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



Set against the backdrop of Mount Ascutney in New Hampshire, Thomas Wilmer Dewing's Spring maintains a delicate balance between setting and figure. The distant line of dancing women is likely derived from the Virginia reel, a popular dance at the artists' colony in which he lived.