Frame for Thayer’s Head

Designer: Stanford White (1853-1906)
Historical period(s)
Gilded wood
H x W (outside): 126.4 x 91.4 cm (49 3/4 x 36 in)
United States, New York
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


United States

To 1890
N.E. Montross (1849-1932), New York to 1890 [1]

From 1890 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N.E. Montross in 1890 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] Purchased by C.L. Freer from N.E. Montross in 1890 (on A.H. Thayer's "Head" [F1890.4a]). See the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives for a bill from N.E. Montross dated February 1, 1890 and a receipt dated April 7, 1890, as well as a letter from C.L. Freer to A.H. Thayer dated October 25, 1906.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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) and Custodian(s)

N.E. Montross (C.L. Freer source) 1849-1932
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
American Art
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