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This painting represents the intertwining of religion and nature in Romanticism. While the background depicts a natural landscape lit by a warm, mellow glow, Mrs. Lawrence sits in her Gothic chair, wearing a cross necklace and the sedate black dress and simple accessories of the highly religious.

Details

  • Title: Mrs. Abbott Lawrence (Katherine Bigelow)
  • Creator: Chester Harding
  • Manufacturer: American
  • Date Created: c. 1855
  • Location Created: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 27 3/8 x 22 3/8 inches
  • Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb, 61.240
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb, 61.240
  • Rights: © 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Creator 1 death date: 1866
  • Creator 1 birth date: 1792

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