East Side, New York

(c. 1908)

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

Oil on paper mounted on paper mounted on fiberboard and wood honeycomb panel, 15 3/16 x 13 11/16 in. (38.5 x 34.8 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.1725

Provenance:
Stanley N. Barbee, Beverly Hills, California, by 11 November 1952-23 March 1961
(Sale no. 1927, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York. 11 November 1952, lot 62: bought in)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale no. 2024, 23 March 1961, lot 75, ill. 23 (from Stanley N. Barbee collection).
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 23 March 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
BALIN-TRAUBE GALLERY, New York. "Louis M. Eilshemius," 5-30 March 1963.
JEWISH MUSEUM, New York. "The Lower East Side: Portal to American Life," 21 September-6 November 1966, no. 11, ill. (and also 4 April-2 July 1967?) Tour: ARTS AND INDUSTRIES BUILDING, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 17 December 1967-18 January 1968.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 218, p. 166, pp. 689-90.
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. 30. 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-13 January 1979; DE YOUNG MUSEUM, San Francisco, 1 February-1 April.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, New York. "Louis M. Eilshemius (1864-1911): An Independent Spirit," 19 September-11 November 2001.

Published References:
ROSE, BARBARA. "New York Letter," Art International 7 (25 April 1963): 60.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969): colorplate 61.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," The Collector in America (New York: Viking 1971): colorplate 86.
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. 218, ill. p. 166, pp. 689-90.
FOX, HOWARD. "A Louis M. Eilshemius Portfolio," Sun & Moon: A Quarterly of Literature and Art, no. 2 (Spring 1976): ill. p. 53.
KARLSTROM, PAUL J. Louis Michel Eilshemius (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1978): 63, plate 159.
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design 2nd ed. (New Jersey: Englewood Cliffs/Prentice Hall, 1995), fig. B, p. 138.

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