Girl With the Violin (1890). Edmund Charles Tarbell (American, Impressionist, 1862–1938). Oil on canvas.
Tarbell was renowned for his elegant interiors and vivacious outdoor paintings of his family. He experimented with a range of forms through en plein air painting. He specialized in delicately finished, pearly interiors, and devoted a significant part of his career to capturing images of young women pursuing domestic activities, such as sewing or reading, in elegantly decorated rooms filled with antiquarian or oriental objects.