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Street Scene

Edmund C. Tarbell (American, 1862–1938)


Sheet: 13.8 × 13.3 cm (5 7/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View



Beacon Street?


By descent from the artist to his daughter, Mary Tarbell Schaffer (b. 1897 - d. 1991), New Hampshire; 1991, by descent to her sister-in-law, Marjorie B. Staley (b. 1906 – d. 2003) [see note 1]; 2003, by descent to William P. Tarbell, Dover, NH [see note 2]; 2019, gift of William P. Tarbell to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

[1] Marjorie B. Staley was married to Edmund Arnold Tarbell (b. 1894 – d. 1954), brother of Mary Tarbell Schaffer. She was later married to John Bridgford Staley (b. 1885 – d. 1972).
[2] William P. Tarbell is the great-grandson of the artist, Edmund C. Tarbell.

Credit Line

Gift of the Tarbell family