Portrait of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge (Catherine Eddy; Lady Primrose Portrait)
Portrait of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge (Catherine Eddy; Lady Primrose Portrait)

Portrait of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge (Catherine Eddy; Lady Primrose Portrait)

Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855-1942)

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Object Information

artist
Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855-1942)
creation date
1916
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
57-1/2 x 39 in. (canvas)
63-1/2 x 44-3/4 x 2-3/4 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, l.l.: Cecilia Beaux
accession number
1999.44
credit line
Gift of Albert J. Beveridge, III in memory of his grandmother
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
deaccessioned on
05.17.2017
transfer notes
Upcoming Auction TBD
reason
Ellen Lee, IMA Wood-Pulliam Distinguished Senior Curator, the IMA owns two other (better) portraits by the Artist Cecilia Beaux. It is one of many turn-of-the-century American portraits, so it has no logical complement to other departments at the museum. The sitter herself loathed the painting and wanted it burned, but a household staff member saved it. The leading Beaux scholar criticized the poorly painted torso. The portrait is poorly drawn and has never been exhibited. It is far inferior to the great portraits on which Cecilia Beaux's reputation rests.
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