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Peeling Onions

ca. 1852
36 x 29 in. (91.4 x 73.7 cm)

Lilly Martin Spencer a.k.a. Angelique Marie Martin
American (Exeter, England, of French parents, 1822 - 1902, New York, NY)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Women's Council in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Memorial Art Gallery
Accession Number: 1988.6
Location: Currently on view
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Possibly W. M. Park, by 1868; Mr. and Mrs. William Postar, Boston, MA, by 1972; Alexander Gallery, New York, 1980; private collection, MA; private collection, MI; Richard York Gallery, New York; purchased for the Gallery by the Women's Council in 1988

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Audio Description of Lilly Martin Spencer's painting Peeling Onions Lilly Martin Spencer's painting Peeling Onions is described in detail for the visually impaired visitor.
Seeing America Inservice Materials from a teacher in-service presentation Spring 2008
Learning to Look/Looking to Learn: Peeling Onions Develop looking skills by observing the details, developing vocabulary, using the 5 senses, and identifying the elements of art.
Seeing America Chapter on Lilly Martin Spencer's Peeling Onions, written by Elizabeth L. O’Leary.


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