Sappho

Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
Historical period(s)
1894
Medium
Pastel on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.2 x 17.6 cm (10 5/16 x 6 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.1a
On View Location
Freer Gallery 10: Dewing’s Poetic World
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
lyre, nude, United States
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]

Notes:

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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