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Maker(s):Elmer, Edwin Romanzo
Culture:American (1850 - 1923)
Title:An Imaginary Scene
Date Made:1892
Materials:oil on canvas
Place Made:United States
Measurements:17 x 13 3/4 in.; 43.18 x 34.925 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signed and dated at lower right: E. R. ELMER 1892
Accession Number:  SC 1999.55
Credit Line:Purchased with the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd, class of 1954, Fund for American Art in honor of Betsy B. Jones
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

woman and child on covered porch at lower right looking past water and hills at sunset with quarter moon, interior of house seen through kitchen window, table with red cloth, cup and napkin and one straight chair visible; landscape; architecture; allegory; woman

Label Text:
This seemingly naïve painting of a woman and a young girl on their porch at sunset was painted the same year as the masterful Lady of Baptist Corner, displayed nearby. Elmer painted three almost identical compositions based on this imaginary scene.

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