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Flower Girl in Holland

Painting of a young woman outdoors in a light purple dress and head covering with a wooden yoke around her neck suspending large bundles of brighly colored flowers. She stands on a path adjacent to a river, facing the wall of a red-brick house at right.
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  • Painting of a young woman outdoors in a light purple dress and head covering with a wooden yoke around her neck suspending large bundles of brighly colored flowers. She stands on a path adjacent to a river, facing the wall of a red-brick house at right.

Date:

1887

Artist:

George Hitchcock
American, 1850–1913

About this artwork

After studying in London, Paris, and at the Hague, George Hitchcock settled in 1884 in the Netherlands, living and working for twenty years in Egmond. Attracted to the region’s landscape and peasant communities, the artist specialized in scenes featuring women in traditional dress set among voluptuous, blooming flowers. Here, Hitchcock revised the environment behind the Dutch flower seller, editing out other houses nearby in favor of a bucolic vista. Although he employed academic techniques such as fine modeling of his figures, Hitchcock nevertheless earned a reputation as a daring colorist for the brilliant hues and open brushwork that likewise characterize his compositions.

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Arts of the Americas, Gallery 175

Artist

George Hitchcock

Title

Flower Girl in Holland

Origin

Holland

Date

Made 1887

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "Geo. Hitchcock op. XXXV 1-8-8-7"

Dimensions

79.1 × 147.3 cm (31 1/8 × 58 in.)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1888.169

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