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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Shoeshine Boy

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.581.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14.0 in Width: 12.0 in
Description:
Little boy dressed in all black with a white bag slung over his shoulder sits on a crate.
Historical Context:
Alten painted numerous portraits throughout his career. Many produced in the first decade of the 20th century, portray a certain inelegance of the surroundings, as seen in this example.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
oil paintings
Library of Congress Subjects
Portraits
Current Location:
2nd Floor (DEV) -> 201E (DEV) - Gordon Gallery 2nd Floor
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 2nd fl.; Gordon Gallery