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Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
Study for 'An Arcadian'
bears inscription 'Study by/Thomas Eakins' (upper left)
oil on panel laid down on masonite
8 3⁄8 x 10 ¾ in. (21.2 x 27.3 cm.)
Painted circa 1883.
Susan Macdowell Eakins, wife of the artist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Charles Bregler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Katz, Baltimore, Maryland.
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1961.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C., 1961.
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1966.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co.; Wilmington, Delaware, Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware Art Center; Boston, Massachusetts, Doll & Richards Gallery and Raleigh, North Carolina, State Art Gallery, A Loan Exhibition of the Works of Thomas Eakins, 1844-1944, June 5-December 31, 1944, no. 36.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, Thomas Eakins Centennial Exhibition, 1844-1944, April 26-June 1, 1945, no. 4.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Eakins at Avondale and Thomas Eakins: A Personal Collection, March 15-May 18, 1980.
L. Goodrich, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Work, New York, 1933, p. 177, no. 201 (as Study).
G. Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, New York, 1974, p. 321, no. 62, illustrated.
P.D. Rosenzweig, The Thomas Eakins Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 1977, p. 106, no. 48, illustrated.
M. Simpson, "Thomas Eakins and His Arcadian Works," Smithsonian Studies in American Art, vol. 1, no. 2, Autumn 1987, p. 76, fig. 8, illustrated.
K.A. Foster, Thomas Eakins Rediscovered: Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, New Haven, Connecticut, 1997, pp. 181, 183, 438, fig. 192, illustrated.
The present work is a study for the pastoral landscape An Arcadian, formerly in the collection of Eakins scholar Lloyd Goodrich. An Arcadian is one of two idyllic Greek-themed works painted by Thomas Eakins around 1883 for which his wife Susan Macdowell Eakins sat as the model. The inscription in the upper left of the present work is by the collector and Eakins' friend, Charles Bregler.
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