American female artist Fannie Burr portrait of a boy, oil on canvas, circa 1880. The frame measures 13.5 x 16.5 inches and the painting measures 10 x 13 inches. Fannie Burr painted very few portraits, and most them were of her sister Jennie; a male portrait is quite rare. This one is painted in a lovely chiaroscuro light, in the manner of Thomas Eakins. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc.
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