The Artist's Wife and his Setter Dog by Thomas Eakins

ca. 1884–89
Susan Eakins (1851–1938), daughter of Hannah Trimble Gardner Macdowell and William H. Macdowell, a noted engraver in Philadelphia. She posed for several portraits by her husband. This particular one was apparently begun not long after their marriage. The artist had access to the painting for several years and may have reworked it as late as 1889. The scene is set in Eakins' studio at 1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, to which he moved early in 1884.
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Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions (h/w/d): 30 23 (76 58)