Figure Seated

1890

Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941

Oil on canvas, 16 1/8 X 12 IN. (40.9 X 30.4 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1724

Provenance:
Kleeman Galleries, New York, by 1937 to 30 October 1942
M. Knoedler and Co., New York, 30 October 1942-December 1944
Kleeman Galleries, New York, December 1944-c. 1945
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, c. 1945-1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, New York, 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
KLEEMAN GALLERIES, New York. "All of Elshemius," October 1937, no. 7 cover ill.
KLEEMAN GALLERIES, New York. "Paintings and Watercolors," October 1939, no. 18
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "Second Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Artists," 9 March-21 April 1940, no. 66.
ARTIST'S GALLERY, New York. "Masterpieces of Eilshemius," February 1959, no. 3, ill. Tour: PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC, May-June 1959.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 115, p. 90, p. 689.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Louis M. Eilshemius: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," 9 November 1978-1 January 1979, no.9, ill. p. 45. Tour: HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART, Ithaca, New York, 3 February-18 March; LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM, Wausau, Wisconsin, 14 April-27 May; JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, Omaha, 23 June-19 August; SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Massachusetts, 29 September-11 November; FREDERICK S. WIGHT GALLERY, University of California, Los Angeles, 8 December 1978-13 January 1979; DE YOUNG MUSEUM, San Francisco,1 February-1 April.
TAFT MUSEUM, Cincinnati. "Small Paintings from Famous Collections," 4 April-7 June 1981.

Published References:
DEVREE, HOWARD. "All of Eilshemius," Magazine of Art 30 (October 1937): 610, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Dramaticism, Lyricism, and Eilshemius," Art Digest 12 (1 October 1937): 9.
McCAUSLAND ELIZABETH. "'All of Eilshemius,' A Lonely Romantic," Sunday Union and Republican [Springfield, Massachusetts] (3 October 1937): 6-E, ill.
LANE, JAMES. "Eilshemius: The Late Recognition of a Pioneer of American Painting," Art News 36 (9 October 1937): 17.
SCHACK, WILLIAM. And He Sat Among the Ashes (New York: American Artists Group, 1939): 66, ill. p. 60.
LANE, JAMES W. "Fame Comes Too Late to the Great Eccentric of New York Art World," Life 7 (6 November 1939): 51, ill.
FARBER, MANNY. "Eilshemius: Artist Behind Mahatma," Art News 58 (April 1959): 50.
COATES, ROBERT M. "The Art Galleries: Eilshemius and Duchamp," The New Yorker (18 April 1959): 151.
KARLSTROM, PAUL J. diss. "Louis M. Eilshemius 1864-1941," (University of California Los Angeles, 1973).
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): 689, fig. 115, ill. p. 90.
KARLSTROM, PAUL J. Louis Michel Eilshemius (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1978): p. 94 colorplate 74.
GODDARD, DONALD. American Painting (n.p.: Hugh Lautner Levin Associates, 1990): ill.

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