The Lute

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Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
Historical period(s)
1904
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 91.5 x 122.1 cm (36 x 48 1/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.34a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
music, United States
Provenance

N. E. Montross, 1849-1932, New York, purchased from the artist [1]

From at least 1905 to 1913
William T. Evans (1843-1918), New York and New Jersey, purchased from Montross Galleries, from at least 1905 [2]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the William T. Evans sale, American Art Association, March 31 and April 1-2, 1913, no. 141 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 3, Linda Merrill, March 29, 1993, in the object record.

[2] See note 1. See also, Dana H. Carroll and William Thomas Evans, New York, Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings Formed by the Widely Known Amateur William T. Evans, sale cat. (New York, NY: American Art Association, March 31-April 1 and 2, 1913), no. 141.

[3] See notes 1 and 2. See also, List of American Paintings Other than by Whistler, A, pg. 10, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[4] 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
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883
N. E. Montross 1849 - 1932
William T. Evans American, born Ireland, 1843 - 1918

Published References
  • Susan Hobbs. The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured. Exh. cat. Washington, 1996. p. 144, fig. 72.
  • Susan Hobbs. Thomas Dewing in Cornish, 1885-1905. vol. XVII, no. 2 New York, Spring 1985. p. 28, fig. 26.
  • Cover Image. vol. 6, no. 1, Fall 2006. front cover.
  • , Nina Lubbren, Kathleen Pyne, Margaret Werth. Impressionist Giverny: A Colony of Artists, 1885-1915. Exh. cat. Chicago and Giverny. p. 52, pl. 6.
  • William T. Evans Dana H. Carroll. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings Formed by the Widely Known Amateur William T. Evans: Paintings Described by D.H. Carroll. New York, March 31 - April 2, 1913. cat. 141.
  • William H. Truettner. William T. Evans, Collector of American Paintings. vol. 3, no. 2 New York, Fall 1971. p. 74.
  • Daniell Cornell. Masterworks of American Paintings at the De Young. San Francisco, October 2005. p. 250.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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