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Title: Mullein and Goldfinches
Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 9 7/16 in. (41 x 24 cm)
Credit Line: Gift from the complete collection of Gertrude Goldman Tucker, Class of 1930, and David J. Tucker
Object Number: 2011.048.006
Label Text: Bridges was one of a handful of success nineteenth-century women artists. Born to a sea captain, she was surrounded from an early age by exotic objects brought back from her father’s travels to the Far East. Working primarily in watercolor, her aesthetic draws from this early contact with Chinese wares, and is combined with an attention to the minutest of details, something she had learned from her early connection with William Trost Richards and his adherence to Ruskinian principles. She exhibited several nature studies at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. (“JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876–1970," curated by Nancy E. Green and presented at the Johnson Museum August 27–December 18, 2016)

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