James W. Chapney Attr. American 1843-1903 ‘Young Girl with a Bird’s Nest’

16 x 13 in. pastel, unsigned

In a wonderful period gilt wood frame

After studying abroad in France, Belgium and Italy Chapney returned to Boston and set up studio in 1870. His genre paintings, especially pastels with women and children, became much sought after, his exhibition in 1897: ‘Types of American Girlhood’ being the high point of his career. Chapney is represented in several major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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