Woman Handing out a Tract in an Inn


Jerome Thompson (American 1814–1886)


about 1850


Oil on canvas


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


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.


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

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Gift of the Estate of Ellen A. Stevens, 2006

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