This painting was created while Huntington was visiting London, and the figure's dress, the decorative objects in the room, and the Baroque style of the portrait on the wall collectively suggest that he intended it to be viewed as a period piece. Young women frequently served the artist as vehicles for religious themes, and the woman pictured here may possibly be absorbed in reading a Bible.


  • Title: The Fair Student
  • Creator: Daniel Huntington
  • Date Created: 1858
  • Physical Dimensions: 30 x 25 in
  • Provenance: Bequest of James Suydam
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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