@bostonglobe asked local directors to pick exceptional works in other museums. Martha Tedeschi from @harvardartmuseums chose our “Little Rose of Lyme Regis” (1895) by James Abbott McNeill #Whistler. “She has a very level gaze,” says Tedeschi about the girl in the painting. “She’s self-possessed, very calm, and the only thing that suggests she might be a little nervous is that she’s clasping her hands. So she’s really this little person — not a sort of embodiment of Victorian ideals of a happy childhood.”
Shared by mfaboston (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and selected for Art.