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PROPERTY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

Alice Neel
ARCHBISHOP JEAN JADOT
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT
292

PROPERTY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

Alice Neel
ARCHBISHOP JEAN JADOT
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alice Neel
1900 - 1984
ARCHBISHOP JEAN JADOT

Provenance

Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Mandell for the Sacred Arts Committee of the Congress, Washington, D.C. in 1976

Exhibited

Philadelphia, Civic Center, Forty-First International Eucharistic Congress Exhibit, August 1976

Literature

Patricia Hills, Alice Neel, New York, 1983, pp 173, 177 and 176, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Alice Neel, 2000, p. 66, illustrated

Catalogue Note

In 1976, Alice Neel was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Mandell for the Sacred Arts Committee of the Congress to paint the portrait of Archbishop Jean Jadot, a Belgian apostolic delegate to the United States who previously served in several diplomatic posts in Africa and Asia. To prepare to paint "such a difficult subject," as Jadot referred to himself, Neel first visited the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. to study the clerical portraits of Thomas Eakins, in particular the portrait of Apostolic Delegate Diomede Falconio from 1905. Indeed, the resemblance between the two paintings is striking, and Neel perfectly captured the majestic, almost regal air of the Eakins portrait in her 1976 iteration.

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