Head of an Old Man

Attributed to Balthasar Denner (German, 1685-1749)

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Possibly Matthias Claudius [1740-1815].{1} Mrs. Marshall Fields [d. 1937], Washington, D.C.; by inheritance to her niece, Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, Washington, D.C.;{2} given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1938.

{1} An inscription on the back of the frame suggests it was in the possession of this Hamburg poet.
{2} Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge (Catherine Eddy Beveridge), widow of the Indiana Senator, gave eight paintings to the IMA in 1938, all of which were formerly in the collection of her aunt, Mrs. Marshall Fields. Although it is not known from whom Mrs. Fields acquired this painting, she purchased others in the 1920s from (Theodor Fischer, Lucerne) and (Julius Böhler, Munich, Germany).

Object Information

Attributed to Balthasar Denner (German, 1685-1749)
oil on panel
20 x 16 in.
25-1/2 x 21-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
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Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
deaccessioned on
transfer notes
Sold on 2/9/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 52)
Secondary example
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