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  • Writer's pictureMarina Veronica

Which American artist painted his wife and their Irish setter?

Here are some clues:

1. He painted in the late 19th century.

2. He was born in Philadelphia.

3. He taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

4. His wife Susan, a talented painter and photographer, was his former student.

5. His painting The Agnew Clinic was inspired by Rembrandt's painting The Anatomy of Dr. Tulp from 1632.

Answer: Thomas Eakins, The Artists's Wife and his Setter Dog, 1884-89

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