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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Lilla Cabot Perry, American (Boston, MA 1848 - 1933 Hancock, NH)
The Trio, Tokyo, Japan
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
75.6 x 100 cm (29 3/4 x 39 3/8 in.)
framed: 88 x 113.4 x 5.1 cm (34 5/8 x 44 5/8 x 2 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Descendents of Lilla Cabot Perry, sold [through John Castano Galleries, Boston]; to Fogg Art Museum 1952.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Muto Shuji, Seiki-tenkanki Amerika no Bungaku to Bunka, Chuo-University, p. 71, repr. in b/w
  • Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, exh. cat., Boston Art Club (Boston, MA, 1933), no. 29
  • Stuart P. Feld, Lilla Cabot Perry: A Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat., Hirschl & Adler Galleries (New York, NY, 1969), no. 22, reproduced
  • Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, American Women Artists: From Early Indian Times to the Present, Avon (New York, NY, 1982), reproduced in b/w fig. 4-28, p. 138; listed p. 529
  • Doris Birmingham, "'The Black Hat' by Lilla Cabot Perry", Bulletin of the Currier Gallery of Art, Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH, Fall 1986), pp 1-23, reproduced in b/w as fig. 7
  • Eleanor Tufts, American Women Artists, 1830-1930, exh. cat., International Exhibitions Foundation (Washington, D.C, 1987), no. 50, repr.
  • Meredith Martindale, Lilla Cabot Perry: An American Impressionist, exh. cat., National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C, 1990), reproduced in color fig. 21, p. 53; text, p. 52
  • Jane Turner, The Encyclopedia of American Art before 1914, Macmillan Publishers Limited (London, England, 2000), p. 371, ill. p. 372
  • "A Literary Magazine: Mita Bungaku" (Japan, Spring 2004), page 203
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 267-68, cat. no. 280, reproduced in color, p. 280
  • Yuko Matsukawa, "Japan as Domestic Space: Lilla Cabot Perry at the Turn into the Twentieth Century", The American Review (Japan) (2010), vol. 44, pp. 19-37, p. 31, fig. 1, ill.; p. 169.
  • Laurence Madeline, Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, exh. cat., American Federation of Arts and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2017), p. 231, repr. as plate 84

Exhibition History

  • Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Boston Art Club, Boston, 10/26/1933 - 11/18/1933
  • Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Lilla Cabot Perry, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 10/13/1959 - 11/05/1969
  • Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Lilla Cabot Perry, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, 09/05/1969 - 10/05/1969; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 11/29/1969 - 01/11/1970
  • American Women Artists, 1830-1930, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, 04/10/1987 - 06/14/1987; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 07/05/1987 - 08/30/1987; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 09/19/1987 - 11/15/1987; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, 12/05/1987 - 01/31/1988; Meadows Museum, Dallas, 02/20/1988 - 04/17/1988
  • Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 10/22/2017 - 01/14/2018; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 02/17/2018 - 05/13/2018; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 06/09/2018 - 09/03/2018

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