The Piano

Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
Historical period(s)
1891
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 50.8 x 67.5 cm (20 x 26 9/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.66a
On View Location
Freer Gallery 11: A Perfect Harmony
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
piano, United States, woman
Provenance

From 1891 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Wilmer Dewing in 1891 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] 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

Published References
  • Helen Nebeker Tomlinson. West Meets East: Charles L. Freer Trailblazing Asian Art Collector. Herndon, VA. Insert p. 3.
  • Susan McBride Els. A Pianissimo Took the Breeze., May 9, 1989. p. 16.
  • Susan Hobbs. The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured. Exh. cat. Washington, 1996. p. 19, fig. 11.
  • Cornelius Gurlitt. Die Amerikanische Malerie in Europa: Mit Beruckstichtingung der Munchener Austellung 1892. Munich. p. 32.
  • Nina Gray Suzanne Smeaton. Within Gilded Borders: The Frames of Stanford White. vol. 7, no. 2 Washington, Spring 1993. p. 36, fig. 4.
  • Barbara Dayer Gallati, Eric Homberger, Sylvia Yount, Dorothee Hansen, Ortrud Westheider, Susanne Scharf, Bucerius Kunst Forum. High Society: American Portraits of the Gilded Age: Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, June 7-August 31, 2008. Exh. cat. Munich. p. 51.
  • Nichols Clark. Charles Lang Freer: An American Aesthete in the Gilded Era. vol. 11, no. 4 New York, October 1979. pp. 54-68, fig. 4.
  • Mary Ellen Hayward. The Influence of the Classical Oriental Tradition. vol. 14, no. 2 Chicago, Summer 1979. pp. 107-42, fig. 19.
  • Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. pp. 166-167, fig. 114.
  • Nelson C. White. The Art of Thomas W. Dewing. vol. 27, no. 6 Washington, June 1929. pp. 253-261.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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