Frame for Dewing’s “The Pink Dress”

Designer: Stanford White (1853-1906)
Frame maker: Alexander J. Cabus (born after 1891)
Historical period(s)
Gilded wood
H x W (outside): 43.2 x 33.7 cm (17 x 13 1/4 in)
United States, New York, New York
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


United States

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the maker, Alexander J. Cabus (born after 1891), in 1894 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] According to Provenenace Remark 1 in the object record, the "lace pattern frame" was purchased by Charles Lang Freer from Alexander Cabus on February 20, 1894. See also, Curatorial Remark 2, Kate Theimer, September 12, 1996, in the object record.

[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) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Alexander J. Cabus (C.L. Freer source) born after 1891

Published References
  • Nina Gray, Suzanne Smeaton. Within Gilded Borders: The Frames of Stanford White. vol. 7, no. 2 Washington, Spring 1993. p. 41, fig. 8.
  • Susan Hobbs. The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured. Exh. cat. Washington, 1996. pp.. 83-85, 202-204.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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