Thomas Eakins (American, 1844-1916) Portrait of Rebecca MacDowell (Mrs. J. Randolph Garrett), circa 1908 20 1/4 x 16in

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Lot 82
Thomas Eakins
(American, 1844-1916)
Portrait of Rebecca MacDowell (Mrs. J. Randolph Garrett), circa 1908 20 1/4 x 16in

US$ 70,000 - 90,000£ 55,000 - 71,000

American Art

28 Nov 2012, 14:00 EST

New York

Property of various owners
Thomas Eakins (American, 1844-1916)
Portrait of Rebecca MacDowell (Mrs. J. Randolph Garrett), circa 1908
oil on canvas
20 1/4 x 16in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist
    Mrs. Thomas Eakins, wife of the artist
    with Babcock Galleries, Inc., New York
    with Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York

    EXHIBITED:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, n.d.

    LITERATURE:
    Lloyd Goodrich, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Work, New York, 1933, p. 204.
    Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, 1974, New York, p. 266, fig. 295, illustrated.

    In Lloyd Goodrich's 1982 volumes, Thomas Eakins, he states: "Susan Eakins' niece, Rebecca Macdowell, whose portrait Eakins painted in 1908, told Gordon Hendricks that she often visited the Eakinses when she was young and that her uncle-by-marriage asked her to pose nude...'he always wanted us to pose nude,' she recalled." (vol. II, p. 94)
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