Mother and Child

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Mother and Child
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N0267.1961
Description: 
Ammi Phillips is recognized as one of the most successful and prolific folk portrait painters of the first half of the 19th century. Numerous scholars have researched Phillips' work and his 50-year career as an itinerant painter. His painting style evolved over the years, and scholars classify his works into five time periods. Mother and Child in Gray Dresses is an excellent representation of Phillips' realistic p eriod. During this period, Phillips' use of rich colors and dark backgrounds reflects the conventions of academic painters with whom he came into contact.
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depth 3.5 in ; height 39 in ; width 33 in
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