Helen Corson Hovenden, The Concert

Helen Corson Hovenden: The Concert (c. 1890) Oil on canvas
The Concert
c. 1890
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of Amy and David Dufour, 2013
14 x 20 in.

In this intimate painting, the artist’s daughter Martha offers a song on the harmonica to her adoring pet, revealing a moment of palpable tenderness and innocence. Corson’s fluid handling of paint and refined balance of cool and warm hues make for a dynamic interplay between the two figures.

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