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Johanna Meyer Von Bremen, Blind Man’s Bluff, 1871

Artist: Johanna Meyer Von Bremen, 1813-1886
Title: Blind Man's Bluff
Date: 1871
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed "Berlin" lower right
Description: Provenance: Mrs. Thomas Alexander Scott, Philadelphia (acquired in the late 19th century); Private Collection, Philadelphia One of the early owners of this work was Mrs. Thomas A. Scott (née Annie Riddle), a Philadelphia socialite, wife of the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, cousin of Mary Cassatt, and one of the first American collectors of Impressionist art. Mrs. Scott expatriated to Paris in the 1880s, and it was there that she became part of Cassatt's inner circle and began building her art collection, which included an Édouard Manet, “Jeune fille en déshabillé,” that was later lent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mrs. Scott was known to have made many fine art purchases on the advice of artist Mary Cassatt.
Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 16 in.
Framed Dimensions: 23 x 26 3/4 in.
Inventory Number: 915127
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