Daniel Garber, Tanis, 1939; The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I love this painting, so was disappointed to come across a darkened, improperly colored version today (see below). Could be a modern painting, but it's probably a manipulated, high-contrast photo. The beautiful original clearly is intended to explore the subtleties and softness of light, giving the girl — Tanis, the artist's daughter — an angelic appearance. In fact, the museum states: "A father's love radiates from this iridescent painting of sunlight and youth." The reproduction has removed all of this tenderness. Note that some posts which display the modern version also provide an incorrect title.
Altered version of a painting by Daniel Garber.
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