Maud Cook (Mrs. Robert C. Reid)
Thomas Eakins
Maud Cook (Mrs. Robert C. Reid)
Thomas Eakins (American, Realism, 1844–1916): Maud Cook (Mrs. Robert C. Reid), (aka, Portrait of Maud Cook); 1895. Oil on canvas, 24-1/2 x 20-1/16 inches (62.2 x 51 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.



"In his later years, Eakins turned increasingly to portraiture, and most of his sitters were friends and people he admired. Commissions were rare. Unlike his portraits of men, in which he was sensitive to the sitter's public self (for example, see previous image John Biglin in a Single Scull, 1932.263), Eakins's depictions of women focus on their vulnerability and emotional tenderness ..."



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