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A Centennial of Independence:X-ray of removed family group
A Centennial of Independence:X-ray of removed family group
Three figures originally appeared at the base of the tree. After the painting was varnished, Rousseau painted over the family entirely, probably because the tiny seated group next to the large dancers made for a disturbing contrast in scale.


Henri Rousseau
French, 1892
Oil on canvas
44 x 61 7/8 in.
88.PA.58