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Iris at Dawn (Iris)* [more], 1899, Maria Oakey Dewing (American, 1845-1927). Oil on canvas, 25 3/16 x 31 5/16 in. (63 x 79.5 cm). Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Bio (Wikipedia). Paintings (The Athenaeum). "From 1885 to 1903, Dewing and her painter husband, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, summered in Cornish [N.H.], where Maria merged her dual creative passions by painting flowers from her own garden. . . . Although Maria Dewing's career was eventually overshadowed by that of her husband, when the couple met she was by far the more highly trained and well-established artistic figure, at that time known for portraiture, still life, and figure painting" (quoted from "Hood Museum of Art Acquires Rare Outdoor Still Life by Maria Oakey Dewing." See also "The Exciting Brushwork of Maria Oakey Dewing (1845-1927)."
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