Frame for Dewing’s The Lute


Designer: Stanford White (1853-1906)
Frame maker: W.C. LeBrocq
Historical period(s)
ca. 1904-05
Gilded wood
H x W x D (outside): 136.5 x 167 x 7.6 cm (53 3/4 x 65 3/4 x 3 in)
United States, New York, New York
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


gilding, United States

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]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 2, Linda Merrill, March 29, 1993, in the object record. 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.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1. 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

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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