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Frame for Homer's Early Evening

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    New York, United States
  • Material

    Gilded wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 116.6 x 132.7 x 11.8 cm (45 7/8 x 52 1/4 x 4 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1908
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 1, Linda Merrill, December 18, 1989, as well as Curatorial Remark 2, Linda Merrill, July 24, 1995, in the object record, this frame was ordered by Winslow Homer, for his "Early Evening," from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, on November 18, 1907. However, as the frame was not finished when Charles Lang Freer purchased "Early Evening," the painting was purchased with a different frame. Homer then wrote Freer, advising him to exchange the painting's frame (which he thought too narrow) for the one on order. Freer did so, and thus received this frame [F1908.14b] from Knoedler & Co. by November 10, 1908. See also, correspondence, Freer to Winslow Homer, November 2, 1908, and Freer to Knoedler and Co., November 2, 1908, as well as Freer to Daniel H. Farr, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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

    American Paintings (September 10, 1981 to March 12, 1984)
    American Paintings (October 14, 1978 to March 18, 1981)
    American Paintings (November 11, 1976 to October 12, 1978)
    American Paintings (July 1, 1974 to December 5, 1975)
    American Paintings (September 8, 1961 to May 2, 1973)
    American Paintings (June 9, 1960 to September 8, 1961)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, 1958 (June 29, 1958 to October 27, 1959)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 8 and 9 (February 25, 1956 to April 28, 1958)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, Gallery 3, 1947 (September 25, 1947 to April 12, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, Gallery 4, 1947 (September 25, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, 1944 (March 23, 1944 to November 15, 1944)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings (May 1, 1933 to February 6, 1944)
    American Paintings by Dewing, Sargeant, Homer, Tryon, Brush, Melchers and Whistler (March 23, 1925 to May 5, 1933)
    American Paintings, Miscellaneous (May 2, 1923 to March 23, 1925)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    New York, United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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