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American Art / Robert Henri (1865-1929) Portrait of Cameron Cecil 32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm.) (Painted in 1925.)
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Dr. Arthur Bond Cecil (1885-1967), Los Angeles, commissioned from the artist, 1925.
By descent within the family of the above.
Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques, Salt Lake City.
Acquired from the above by the present owners, June 2007.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1925.
We are grateful to Valerie Ann Leeds, PhD, for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
In 1922, Robert Henri made his second trip to paint a commissioned portrait of Mary Cecil, the wife of Dr. Arthur Cecil. Following this successful portrait, he also painted both of their sons, Arthur and Cameron, the present work. Through the Cecils, Henri received other portrait commissions, such as those of Mrs. William Preston Harrison, wife of the noted Los Angeles collector and three portraits of the children of prominent Los Angeles banker Milton Getz.