About the Artwork

This intimate domestic scene of Marion Deering reading to her husband is one of Zorn’s finest double portraits. Wearing a bandage to conceal an eye injury, Charles Deering sits in the background listening intently and smoking a pipe. A wealthy Chicago businessman, Deering shares the title of Anders Zorn’s greatest American patron and friend with Isabella Gardner. Like Gardner, Deering first met Zorn at the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair, and started collecting his work on the spot.

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Gardner Museum Custom Prints is your exclusive source for custom reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. All items that are offered are produced using gallery-quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as modern technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering, so come back often to see our new releases.


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