{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 323, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/323", "Disp_Access_No" : "07-P-529", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1884", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1884", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1884", "Disp_Title" : "The Letter", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Maria Brooks", "Sort_Artist" : "Brooks, Maria", "Disp_Dimen" : "29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "29 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "24 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "window opening", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "<SPAN>Gallery Label:<BR/><BR/>Brooks is known primarily for her oil portraits and flower paintings. She studied at the South Kensington and Royal Academy Schools in London before opening a studio in Montreal, then moving to New York. The artist had a knack for evoking emotions from her subjects. <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">The Quarterly Illustrator</SPAN> (1893) quoted her as telling one sitter, “You have a hundred faces… Now we will talk awhile until you get around to the one I want.” <BR/><BR/>Exhibition reviews in the Montreal Gazette (April 1885) titled this painting “<SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">Far, Far Away</SPAN>” because, “It is that of a young girl, who, having just read a letter from her sailor lover, is thinking tenderly of him, and it can be seen at a glance that she is regretting that he is so far, far awa<SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">y</SPAN>.” Also, Goupil &amp; Co., who printed photogravures of this work, titled it <SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic">“I Wonder if He Really Means It.” <BR/></SPAN><BR/>Emily Levy, '12<BR/>Curatorial Intern</SPAN>", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "PAINTINGS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/07-P-529.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/07-P-529.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/07-P-529.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/07-P-529.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "53", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }