Eustis Estate

Woman Working in a Kitchen

This painting came to Historic New England from the estate of well-known collectors who were active in the early twentieth century. At first glance it’s a typical “genre” scene – a painting of everyday life. These were particularly popular in the nineteenth century and were made by both academically-trained and amateur artists. On close inspection it’s clear that this scene was created by a talented and highly trained painter.

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