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Old Johnnie's Wife  1913

by Robert Henri

This portrait depicts Biddy Commons, the wife of a fisherman on Ireland’s Achill Island. With swift dexterity, the artist captures her rosy complexion and kind eyes. Henri conveys the spirit of his subjects through energetic brushwork in the manner of the Old Masters. Demonstrating his fondness for the couple, Henri executed two portraits of Biddy and three portraits of he...
31 x 25 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art