The Mirror


Artist: Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
Historical period(s)
Oil on wood panel
H x W: 50.8 x 40 cm (20 x 15 3/4 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 10: American Art: A Perfect Harmony

Oil painting

mirror, United States, woman

To 1907
N. E. Montross (1849-1932), New York, NY, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N. E. Montross on October 17, 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Freer to Montross, 17 October 1907, and Montross to Freer, 18 October 1907, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
N. E. Montross (C.L. Freer source) 1849 - 1932

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. pp. 168-169, fig. 115.
  • Charles Henry Caffin. The Art of Thomas W. Dewing. vol. 116, no.695, April 1908. p. 720.
  • Susan Hobbs. The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured. Exh. cat. Washington, 1996. p. 36, fig. 27.
  • Martha Banta. Imaging American Women: Ideas and Ideals in Cultural History. New York, 1987. fig. 8.26.
  • et al. Ten American Painters. Exh. cat. New York, May 8 - June 9, 1990. fig. 41.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Ten American Painters: exhibition held Apr. 11 - May 3, 1908. Exh. cat. Philadelphia. no. 35.
  • Kathleen Pyne. Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keefe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle. Berkeley. pl. 9.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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