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The Green Cushion

Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861–1948)
ca. 1895
Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper
22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick, and Purchase, Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
Not on view
This watercolor portrays a young woman reclining on an Empire revival-style recamier couch. The woman at leisure was a popular subject in late-nineteenth-century American painting. An exceptionally fresh demonstration of Wiles's work in watercolor, "The Green Cushion" was awarded the William T. Evans Prize for the best entry at the American Water Color Society's 1897 exhibition.
Signature: [at lower right]: Irving R. Wiles
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