PERRY, Lilla Cabot
(b. 1848, Boston, d. 1933, Hancock)
Open Air Concert1890
Oil on canvas, 101 x 77 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This canvas is one of the three plein-air compositions, painted at the home of friends with whom the Perrys resided for the summer in Milton, Massachusetts near Boston. Perry frequently used her three daughters as models: Margaret (born 1876) shown here playing the violin, Alice (born 1884) between her two older sisters, and Edith (born 1880) looking out at the viewer.