Woman Handing out a Tract in an Inn

Artist

Jerome Thompson (American 1814–1886)

Date

19th century

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

30 x 36 1/8 in. (76.2 x 91.8 cm)

Description

Interior scene with five figures; at left, a window, boy leaning on wooden table in front of it, table holds hat & bowl with two eggs, dog in front of table & next to basket of apples on floor; woman in blue scarf, green apron, seated next to table peeling apples on lap; women seated next to her, back to viewer, brown dress, holding partially visible baby; woman in white dress, grey shawl, straw bonnet handing her tract, holding others; cradle, drying rack, coat on hoot, high shelf in back ground; empty chair in foreground at far right; standing behind it, man with top hat, tails, lighting pipe; gun in rack & shelf above and behind him; door with transom at far right background.

Inscription

lower left: “Jerome Thompson”label on back of stretcher: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Temporary Loan / No. T.L.16.349 / Owner: Mrs. Samuel Stevens / Address: 81 Old Concord Road / Belmont, Mass. / Date: July 1973

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Ellen A. Stevens, 2006

Object Number

UR316

The Voice of the Great Spirit

Artist

Jerome Thompson (American 1814–1886)

Date

1877

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

43 3/8 x 30 1/8 in. (110.2 x 76.5 cm)

Inscription

Inscribed on lower left: JEROME THOMPSON, NEW YORK 1877.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Madeleine Thompson Edmonds, 1978

Object Number

UR164