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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1948.15.9
People
Cecilia Beaux, American (Philadelphia, PA 1855 - 1942 Philadelphia, PA)
Title
Study for the Portrait of George Dudley Seymour
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1924-1925
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229528
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on artist's board
Dimensions
28.8 x 19.3 cm (11 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back of board, blue ink, in artist's hand: [written on Frost & Adams label:] George Dudley Seymour Esq. / C.B.
  • label: back of board, paper: ACADEMY B[ ] / Artists', Engineers' and [ ] / Instruments and S[ ] / ALL PYROGRAPHY RE[ ] / FROST & ADAMS [ ] / 37 CORNHILL, BOSTON
Provenance
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
1948
Object Number
1948.15.9
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The finished portrait is at the Wadsworth Athenaeum.
Publication History

The Paintings and Drawings of Cecilia Beaux, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA, 1955), p. 95

Elizabeth M. Kornhauser, American Paintings before 1945 in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1996), vol. I, repr. p. 88, under no. 20

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. 17

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