Portrait of Edmund Charles Tarbell

Edmund Charles Tarbell Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 2

1862-1938

American Impressionist Painter

Edmund Charles Tarbell (April 26, 1862 - August 1, 1938) was an American Impressionist painter. He was a member of the Ten American Painters.

Tarbell was born at West Groton, Massachusetts, to a family that immigrated from England in 1647. His father, Edmund Whitney Tarbell, died in 1863 after contracting typhoid fever while serving in the American Civil War. His mother, Mary Sophia Fernald, thereupon remarried to David Frank Hartford and moved with him to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leaving young "Ned" and his sister, Nellie Sophia, to be raised by their paternal grandparents in Groton.

As a youth, Tarbell took evening art lessons from George H. Bartlett at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Between 1877 and 1880, he apprenticed at the Forbes Lithographic Company in Boston. In 1879, he entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, studying under Otto Grundmann. Matriculating in the same class were two other future members of the Ten American Painters, Robert Reid and Frank Weston Benson.

Because of his talent, Tarbell was encouraged to continue his education in Paris, France, then center of the art world. Consequently, in 1883 he entered the Academie Julian to study under Gustave Boulanger and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre. Paris exposed him to an academic training, which invariably included copying Old Master paintings at the Louvre Museum, but also to the Impressionism movement then sweeping the city's galleries. That duality would imprint his work. In 1884, Tarbell's education included a Grand Tour to Italy, and then again the following year to Italy, Belgium, Germany and Brittany.

Throughout his career, Tarbell's wife and their four children (Josephine, Mercie, Mary and Edmund A.) would be his most convenient models. The resulting paintings chronicle their lives.

He limned portraits of many notables of his day, including industrialist Henry Clay Frick, Yale University President Timothy Dwight, and U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.

While teaching at the Museum School in Boston, Tarbell lived first in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and later at the former Hotel Somerset in Boston, not far from his atelier in the Fenway Studios on Ipswich Street.

Tarbell's paintings hang in numerous American art collections and museums, including the White House.

27 Edmund Charles Tarbell Paintings

Three Sisters - A Study in June Sunlight, 1890 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Three Sisters - A Study in June Sunlight 1890

Oil Painting
$854
SKU: TEC-6864
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 89.2 x 102 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Portrait of a Lady, Undated by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Lady Undated

Oil Painting
$609
SKU: TEC-6865
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Blue Veil, 1898 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

The Blue Veil 1898

Oil Painting
$537
Canvas Print
$60.12
SKU: TEC-8491
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 73.7 x 61 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Vase of Peonies, c.1925 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Peonies c.1925

Oil Painting
$472
Canvas Print
$62.12
SKU: TEC-18055
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 63.8 x 53.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Peonies, c.1925 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Peonies c.1925

Oil Painting
$475
Canvas Print
$60.25
SKU: TEC-18056
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Private Collection

Across the Room, c.1899 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Across the Room c.1899

Oil Painting
$475
Canvas Print
$61.18
SKU: TEC-18059
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mother and Child in a Boat, 1892 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mother and Child in a Boat 1892

Oil Painting
$610
Canvas Print
$63.20
SKU: TEC-18060
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 76.5 x 89 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Girl Reading, 1909 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Girl Reading 1909

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$53.07
SKU: TEC-18061
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 82 x 72.4 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Reverie (Katharine Finn), 1913 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Reverie (Katharine Finn) 1913

Oil Painting
$634
SKU: TEC-18062
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 127.3 x 86.7 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Marion Hiller Fenno at Nine as Mandolinata, c.1887/88 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Marion Hiller Fenno at Nine as Mandolinata c.1887/88

Oil Painting
$588
SKU: TEC-18063
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 107.3 x 76.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

New England Interior, 1906 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

New England Interior 1906

Oil Painting
$650
Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: TEC-18064
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 77 x 64 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Mrs. Lovering Hathaway (Elizabeth Elfreth), 1936 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Lovering Hathaway (Elizabeth Elfreth) 1936

Oil Painting
$696
SKU: TEC-18065
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 115 x 90 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Josephine and Mercie, 1908 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Josephine and Mercie 1908

Oil Painting
$703
Canvas Print
$64.00
SKU: TEC-18066
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 71.4 x 81.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Josephine Knitting, 1916 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Josephine Knitting 1916

Oil Painting
$577
Canvas Print
$56.63
SKU: TEC-18067
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 66.6 x 51.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Mother and Mary, 1922 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mother and Mary 1922

Oil Painting
$751
Canvas Print
$63.46
SKU: TEC-18068
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 112 x 127.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Mrs. Edmund C. Tarbell, 1933 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Edmund C. Tarbell 1933

Oil Painting
$662
Canvas Print
$61.72
SKU: TEC-18069
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 114.7 x 97 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Marjorie and Little Edmund, 1928 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Marjorie and Little Edmund 1928

Oil Painting
$693
Canvas Print
$58.51
SKU: TEC-18070
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 127.5 x 102.2 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Marshal Ferdinand Foch, 1920 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Marshal Ferdinand Foch 1920

Oil Painting
$790
Canvas Print
$72.97
SKU: TEC-18071
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 198.5 x 198.7 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

General Georges Leman, Commander of the Fortified Town of Liege, c.1919/20 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

General Georges Leman, Commander of the Fortified ... c.1919/20

Oil Painting
$601
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: TEC-18072
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 91.8 x 74 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

On Bos'n's Hill, 1901 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

On Bos'n's Hill 1901

Oil Painting
$844
Canvas Print
$54.76
SKU: TEC-18073
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 106 x 78 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Mother, Mercie, and Mary, 1918 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mother, Mercie, and Mary 1918

Oil Painting
$841
Canvas Print
$57.03
SKU: TEC-18074
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 71.5 x 91.5 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Summer Breeze, 1904 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Summer Breeze 1904

Oil Painting
$570
Canvas Print
$61.72
SKU: TEC-18075
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 76.5 x 63.8 cm
Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire, USA

Mercie Cutting Flowers, 1912 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Mercie Cutting Flowers 1912

Oil Painting
$618
Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: TEC-18076
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 85 x 69.8 cm
Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire, USA

Preparing for the Matinee, 1907 by Edmund Charles Tarbell | Painting Reproduction

Preparing for the Matinee 1907

Oil Painting
$591
Canvas Print
$57.84
SKU: TEC-18077
Edmund Charles Tarbell
Original Size: 115.5 x 90.2 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

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