The Blue Dress

Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)
Historical period(s)
1892
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 50.8 x 40.2 cm (20 x 15 13/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.67a
On View Location
Freer Gallery 10: Dewing’s Poetic World
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Wilmer Dewing on December 27, 1892 [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
  • Susan Hobbs. The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured. Exh. cat. Washington, 1996. p. 23, fig. 16.
  • Martha Banta. Imaging American Women: Ideas and Ideals in Cultural History. New York, 1987. p. 501.
  • Royal Cortissoz. American Artist Canonized in the Freer Gallery. vol. LXXIV, November 1923. p. 541.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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