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Dewing Room - Freer Gallery - Cont'd. -3- ial hanging from the arms of the chair. Next picture hangs on flat space of end wall and is a pastel of a nude figure facing out with arms extended. The next picture "Before Sunrise", which is in the center of the flat space of the end wall is the picture which the writer considered the greatest achievement in painting at the Chicago International Exhibition. It portrays two women, one with a lantern and one with her hands on her hips, with an amazingly beautiful vaporous bluish background. The next picture is a pastel of a fragile slender girl facing to the left, one arm fully extended, on arm slightly extended with the hand apparently lifter her dress. Dress sort of deep purple with a very long skirt. The three above pictures fill the flat space at the right end wall between two diagonal corners. The next picture is in the diagonal corner and is a great picture seemingly carried as far as the art of painting can go. It portrays a charming woman in black and rose seated in a golden winged chair. The next picture is on the entrance wall and is that complete achievement "The Piano". The next picture is the highly elaborated and very beautiful girl in white with many carnations in her lap. The Dewing Room, in its surpassing beauty and mastery of the art of painting, justifies the existence of the Freer Gallery. J.G.
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