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Emma in the Purple Dress  1919

by George Bellows

Many artists are fond of painting their family members. There are several reasons for this. Spouses, children, and other relatives tend to be close at hand and consequently often available, and they pose for free. In the case of spouses, often there is also a romantic interest that strengthens the bond between sitter and painter. That may have been the case with the early-...
40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art