Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 40 1/4 by 32 1/4 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined (a piece of protective cardboard sits behind the canvas and inside the stretcher). SURFACE: In generally good and probably original condition (one can see scattered individual hairs from the artist's brush); unevenly applied, drippy, dirty varnish and scattered craquelure. UNDER UV: A couple of dark spots in upper center background (may be inpainting or uneven varnish)
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Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture, 1913, no. 171
Milwaukee Art Institute, Exhibition of Forty Paintings Presented to the Art Institute of Chicago by the Friends of American Art, 1925, no. 19
Santa Fe, Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, William Penhallow Henderson, 1877–1943, Retrospective Exhibition, 1963, no. 59
Chicago Historical Society, Chicagoans Under Wraps, 1982–1983
Literature: Friends of American Art Fifth Yearbook, 1914–1915, p. 85, illustrated
“The Exhibition of American Art,” Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin 7, 1914, pp. 35–36, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Paintings and Drawings, 1920, p. 42
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, no. 392, p. 139
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 156.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist with funds from Friends of American Art, 1913
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