Portrait of Mrs. Brush

Artist: George de Forest Brush (1855-1941)
Historical period(s)
Oil on canvas
H x W: 44 x 34.6 cm (17 5/16 x 13 5/8 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 10: A Perfect Harmony

Oil painting

portrait, United States, woman

To 1917
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Knoedler & Co., in New York, in 1917 [2]

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


[1] See Voucher No. 3, April 1917, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also two original labels are attached to folder sheet. Both labels are dated 1914, and list return addresses for the painting as: "M. Knoedler & Co./556 Fifth Ave N.Y. City" and "556 Fifth Ave/The Corcoran Gallery of Art/Washington, DC" See Curatorial Remark 2, Kate Theimer, April 1, 1994, in the object record, for further details on these labels.

[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)

M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Nancy K. Anderson, James C. Boyles. George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings. Exh. cat. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, Vermont, September 14, 2008 - May 24, 2009. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs. Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints, and Copper Plates by and Attributed to American and European Artists, Together with a List of Original Whistleriana, in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 2, 2nd ed. Washington, 1967. pl. 1.
  • Joan B. Morgan. George de Forest Brush, 1855-1941: Master of the American Renaissance. Exh. cat. New York, November 13 - December 14, 1985. p. 20, fig. 12.
  • Nancy Douglas Bowditch. George de Forest: Recollections of a Joyous Painter. Peterborough, N.H. p. 36, fig. 16.
  • University Art Museum, Unversity of New Hampshire, Throne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State. A Circle of Friends: Art Colonies of Cornish and Dublin. Exh. cat. Durham, NH, March - October 1985. pp. 41-43, pl. 43.
  • untitled article: Academy Notes. no. 9 Buffalo, July 1914. pp. 97, 100, 111.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
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