- Samuel Aloysius Murray (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1869–1941 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- 1907; cast 1923
- 9 x 9 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (22.9 x 23.5 x 21.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1923
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Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) was an instructor at the Art Students’ League of Philadelphia during the winter of 1886–87, when Murray enrolled as a student. The two men shared a studio from 1892 to 1900 and portrayed many of the same people in their works. In this diminutive statuette, Eakins is shown seated cross-legged on the floor in the process of painting The Agnew Clinic (1889; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), a canvas so large it could not fit on an easel.