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    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 72

    Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)

    Study for "William Rush and his Model"

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
    Study for "William Rush and his Model"
    oil on canvas
    20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1908.


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    This work is a preliminary study for William Rush and His Model, presently in the collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    Susan Macdowell Eakins, wife of the artist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Estate of the above.
    Sale: Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1939.
    Charles Sessler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Harry Felix, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Joseph Katz, Baltimore, Maryland.
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1961.
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, acquired from the above, 1961.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1966.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Literature

    L. Goodrich, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Work, New York, 1933, p. 204, no. 454.
    G. Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, New York, 1974, p. 324, no. 101, illustrated.
    P.D. Rosenzweig, The Thomas Eakins Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1977, p. 208, no. 113, illustrated.
    L.F. Johnson, "The Beginnings of Modernism," Honolulu Academy of Arts Journal, vol. III, 1978, p. 23, fig. 4, illustrated.
    L. Goodrich, Thomas Eakins, vol. II, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982, p. 254, no. 270, illustrated.
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Thomas Eakins: Artist of Philadelphia, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982, p. 57, no. 52.
    E. Johns, Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983, p. 113.
    W.I. Homer, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art, New York, 1992, n.p., pl. 237, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Babcock Galleries, Exhibition of Sketches, Studies and Intimate Paintings by Thomas Eakins 1844-1916, October 31-November 25, 1939.
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Thomas Eakins Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, May 24-September 5, 1977.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and elsewhere, Thomas Eakins: Artist of Philadelphia, May 29-August 4, 1982, no. 52.