Baby at Play  1876

by Thomas Eakins

Baby at Play is the final work in a series of intimate portraits of family and friends created by Eakins between 1870 and 1876. The painting depicts the artist's two–and–a–half–year–old niece, Ella Crowell. Dressed in an intricately embroidered white frock, her legs clad in red–and–white striped stockings, the child is soberly absorbed at play. [br] According to one recen...
81.9 x 122.8 cm (32 1/4 x 48 3/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington