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Portrait of Cecilia Tower  1889

by James J. Shannon

Portrait of Cecilia Tower was one of Shannon’s early mature works, painted and exhibited the year immediately following his first major critical success. He became best known for his portraits of women, and the museum’s painting is characteristic of the type of decorative figure painting that brought him fame. Cecilia Tower is presented in neutral surroundings, allowing he...
71 7/8 × 53 1/8 in. (182.56 × 134.94 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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