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Photograph of Thomas Eakins Portrait of a Lady with a Setter Dog, by Thomas Eakins Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Eakins, by Thomas Eakins
CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION
SUSAN MACDOWELL
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY
Susan Macdowell, an art student in Philadelphia in the 1870s, sees The Gross Clinic on view in a downtown gallery. She meets Eakins at the Gallery and is quite smitten by him. She is impressed with the painting, and the painter. Eight years later, Eakins marries her. She is seven years younger than he, and their marriage lasts thirty-one years.  
She remained a life long partner for Eakins, always devoted to him. His best friend, his strongest supporter. KATHLEEN A. FOSTER, Ph.D.
Curator, Indiana University Art Museum
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