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

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
Study for 'An Arcadian'
bears inscription 'Study by/Thomas Eakins' (upper left)
oil on panel laid down on masonite
8 38 x 10 ¾ in. (21.2 x 27.3 cm.)
Painted circa 1883.

PROVENANCE
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.

EXHIBITED
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.

LITERATURE
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.
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