Refining Oil   (c. 1910)
Maker:  Charles Webster Hawthorne
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm) Frame: 49 1/8 x 49 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.
Gift of Mr. Elliott T. Slocum
Detroit Institute of Arts
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Composition recalls Manet or Spanish-baroque (dark tones; plain background). Elderly man pours oil from a large glass jug into a ceramic bowl. A boy about eight years old with glass vessels attached to his front and back stands to the man's left and stares out into the lower left of the picture plane.
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