Oil on canvas
Framed: 155.7 x 155.7 x 5.7 cm (61 5/16 x 61 5/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Unframed: 126 x 126 cm (49 5/8 x 49 5/8 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Edmund Hajim 2021.148
Bohm created this painting while working on a commissioned mural for the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.
Painted during expatriate Max Bohm’s visit to his hometown in Cleveland, Lucy depicts a former love interest, who years earlier turned down the artist’s marriage proposal because she doubted his ability to earn a steady income. During the intervening time, Bohm had wed someone else and established himself as a noted painter, earning success particularly in France and England.
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