The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit

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– When it was exhibited in Paris in 1882 and 1883, critics were struck by its unusual composition. It has been described as “Arguably the most psychologically compelling painting of Sargent’s career”.
– The painting was heavily influenced by Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas which is interpreted as “Maids-in-Waiting”. The relationship between the paintings was considered so significant that the Museum of Fine Arts loaned it to the Museo del Prado in 2010 so that the paintings could be exhibited together.

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