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Young Woman Struck with Cupid's Arrows

Charles Dana Gibson

American Art

This alluring and emblematic portrait features the so-called Gibson Girl type, created by the influential illustrator Charles Dana Gibson as an embodiment of idealized modern womanhood. Characterized by her youth, independence, confidence, and beauty, the Gibson Girl proliferated in the visual imagery of turn-of- the-century America. Minnie Clark, a famous artist’s model and the subject of J. Carroll Beckwith’s drawing (on display nearby), served as the inspiration for this type.
MEDIUM Black ink on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper
DATES ca. 1900
DIMENSIONS sheet: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Michael Cohen
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867–1944). Young Woman Struck with Cupid's Arrows, ca. 1900. Black ink on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper, sheet: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michael Cohen, 69.85 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.85_PS4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 69.85_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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