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That's the sense of scene I get looking at The Green Dress (1890-99) by American artist John White Alexander. A socially prominent portrait and decorative painter, Alexander painted elements of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few. This on the other hand is a private and gentle figure study. Those green folds are bright and crisp, especially playing off the soft dark fur of the cat. A contented sigh of a canvas.