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Instead of the smooth finish that lends French nudes their remote idealism, this figure is brushed with ruddy reflections of the walls, giving her flesh a sensuous realism, and suggesting Paxton's attraction to Impressionism.
A transitional work, this nude predates most of the elegant interior scenes for which Paxton and his Boston School colleagues are best known.
The artist; the wife of the artist and his estate; by bequest to R.H.I. Gammell in Boston, Massachusetts 1971; gift to the museum by Robert Douglas Hunter of Boston 1979