Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
Portrait of Mrs. Matilda Searight

oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1904.
The artist.
Helen F. Searight, the sitter's daughter, gift from the above.
Mrs. Thomas Eakins.
Babcock Galleries, New York.
[With]Buchholz Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1966.
A. Burroughs, "Thomas Eakins, The Man," The Arts, vol. 4, December 1923, p. 321.
"Catalogue of the Works of Thomas Eakins," Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum, vol. 25, no. 133, March 1930, p. 30.
L. Goodrich, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Work, New York, 1933, p. 200, no. 410.
G. Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, New York, 1974, p. 234, fig. 256, illustrated.
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The Searight family moved from the north of Ireland, near Londonberry, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, circa 1740.

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