Boy in Peasant Costume

  • Mary Louisa Adams Clement, Boy in Peasant Costume, 1907, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Adams-Clement Collection, gift of Mary Louisa Adams Clement in memory of her mother, Louisa Catherine Adams Clement, 1950.6.13

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Scenes of country life were popular at the turn of the century, and this painting shows a young boy in raffish clothes carrying a bundle of sticks. Wealthy Americans often displayed images of wholesome peasants as a way to establish and reinforce the class differences of the time.

Title
Boy in Peasant Costume
Artist
Date
1907
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (9.5 x 7.3 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Adams-Clement Collection, gift of Mary Louisa Adams Clement in memory of her mother, Louisa Catherine Adams Clement

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – unidentified – child
Object Number
1950.6.13
Palette
Linked Open Data
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