Collection: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Museum photograph.

Considered one of America’s foremost painters of genre scenes, Lilly Martin Spencer prolifically produced naturalistic, detailed, and highly finished vignettes of domestic life, as well as jewel-like still lifes and stately studio portraits. Women were the protagonists of many of Spencer’s paintings, depicted in the midst of household chores and sharing sweet moments with their children and husbands. The members of her own household—her husband, their 13 children, and their domestic help—often served as her models.

Exhibitions
2016
Permanent Collection Highlights | American ArtBrooklyn Museum

Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses, 1856

Oil on canvas
29 15/16 × 24 15/16 in
76 × 63.3 cm
Location
Brooklyn

Collection: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

Medium
Image rights
Brooklyn Museum photograph.

Considered one of America’s foremost painters of genre scenes, Lilly Martin Spencer prolifically produced naturalistic, detailed, and highly finished vignettes of domestic life, as well as jewel-like still lifes and stately studio portraits. Women were the protagonists of many of Spencer’s paintings, depicted in the midst of household chores and sharing sweet moments with their children and husbands. The members of her own household—her husband, their 13 children, and their domestic help—often served as her models.

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