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Fair Critics  1887

by Charles Courtney Curran

A native of Kentucky, Curran moved in 1881 to New York City, where he attended the National Academy of Design and became a prolific and popular painter of genre scenes and portraits. Here, he depicted a model presenting her image to an audience of two “fair critics.” The artist, with his palette on his left knee, attempts to gauge their reactions. The lavish interior recal...
18 x 32 in. (45.7 x 81.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art