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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cecilia Beaux, American (Philadelphia, PA 1855 - 1942 Philadelphia, PA)
Study for a Portrait of Dr. Henry Sturgis Drinker
Work Type
c. 1923
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvasboard
22.7 x 17.7 cm (8 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
framed: 25.7 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm (10 1/8 x 8 x 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back of board, black ink, in artist's hand: Study for / portrait of / Dr. Henry S. Drinker / C. B.
  • stamp: back of board, black ink, stamped: M. H. HARTMANN / DEALER IN / Artists' Materials / Pictures, Frames, Etc. / 65 WEST [58th?] STREET / Phone Circle 0223
By descent from the artist to her nephew, Dr. Cecil K. Drinker; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1948.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Cecil K. Drinker
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

The Paintings and Drawings of Cecilia Beaux, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA, 1955), p. 47

Cecilia Beaux: Portrait of an Artist, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA, 1974), no. 75, repr. p. 120

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. 40, cat. no. 16

Exhibition History

Cecilia Beaux: Portrait of an Artist, Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadephia, 09/06/1974 - 10/20/1974; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 01/21/1975 - 03/02/1975

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