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After Sunset
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While he was building his collection of Japanese paintings, Charles Lang Freer was also a benefactor to the American painter Thomas Dewing—in part because Dewing’s moody, enigmatic landscapes (above: After Sunset, 1892) drew inspiration from Japanese paintings. “Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing and Japan,” at the Freer Gallery, illuminates the connection by juxtaposing Dewing landscapes with Japanese works that Freer acquired in the 1890s.

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Paul Bisceglio

Paul Bisceglio is an editorial fellow at Pacific Standard and co-editor of the website "Land That I Live." He was previously the editorial intern for Smithsonian magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulBisceglio

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