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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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Lot 59
Robert Henri
(1865-1929)
Portrait of Cameron Cecil 32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm.)
17 November 2022, 14:00 EST
New York

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Robert Henri (1865-1929)

Portrait of Cameron Cecil
signed 'Robert Henri' (lower left) and signed again, inscribed with title, inscribed with artist's notebook number, inscribed 'Los Angeles / California,' and dated 'MCH 1925' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm.)
Painted in 1925.

Footnotes

Provenance
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.

Exhibited
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.

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