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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Pastel on brown paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 26.2 x 17.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
  • Description

    A standing nude, holding a lyre.
  • Signatures

    Signature T.W. Dewing, in lower left corner.
  • Provenance

    From 1894 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Wilmer Dewing, New York in 1894 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] Purchased from T. W. Dewing on February 9, 1894 (according to Curatorial Remark 3, Linda Merrill, May 26, 1993, as well as information found in Provenance field and object file).
    [2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Dewing’s Poetic World (November 27, 2019 to May 29, 2022)
    Choice Spirits: Works by Thomas Dewing and Dwight Tryon (March 9, 1996 to July 7, 1997)
    American Paintings (November 11, 1976 to October 12, 1978)
    American Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels (December 11, 1976 to March 24, 1977)
    Inaugural Exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (January 7 to February 7, 1915)
    Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904 World's Fair (April 30 to December 1, 1904)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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