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  • [Two Pupils in Greek Dress], 1883
    Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916)
    Platinum print; 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (36.8 x 26.7 cm)
    David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1943 (43.87.17)

    Thomas Eakins employed photography as a way to imbue his paintings with increased naturalism. He used his students at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as models and began to compile a photographic catalogue that would aid his studies of the human form. This image is a study of pose and gesture in which the stance of the models consciously echoes that of the figures in Eakins' sculpted relief Arcadia (1883) seen resting on a worktable.

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  • [Two Pupils in Greek Dress], 1883
    Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916)
    Platinum print; 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (36.8 x 26.7 cm)
    David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1943 (43.87.17)

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