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A Terrible Bore

George W. Wright1899

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

Wright gives viewers the sense of having stepped into the middle of an impromptu home concert. He creates nuanced relationships between his figures, leaving no one to wonder who is the “bore.” Detailing every decorative feature of a typical parlor, his scene is an excellent record of the lifestyles of families like the Trevors at Glenview. They would have entertained visitors with music or games in their own parlor, which was very similar to this one (now a period room across the courtyard).

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  • Title: A Terrible Bore
  • Creator: George W. Wright
  • Date Created: 1899

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