Lady in Green and Gray

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1911

Artist:

Thomas Wilmer Dewing
American, 1851–1938

About this artwork

Thomas Wilmer Dewing began creating decorative paintings of women in interiors around 1886, using this
subject to explore formal issues of color and composition. Like the American painter James McNeill Whistler, whose work he certainly would have known, Dewing was especially concerned with rendering subtle distinctions of hue and value. Although the sitters were intended to be anonymous, many of them have been identified as his friends or lovers. The woman depicted in Lady in Green and Gray is Gertrude MacNeill, an actress who frequently posed for Dewing between 1911 and 1917.

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American Art

Artist

Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Title

Lady in Green and Gray

Origin

United States

Date

1911

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: "TW Dewing"

Dimensions

61.3 × 50.8 cm (24 1/8 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1911.5

Extended information about this artwork

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