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Thomas Eakins
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL GEORGE CADWALADER
Estimate
250,000350,000
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Thomas Eakins
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL GEORGE CADWALADER
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Thomas Eakins
1844 - 1916
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL GEORGE CADWALADER
oil on canvas mounted on panel
30 by 25 1/8 inches
(76.2 by 63.8 cm)
Painted circa 1880.
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Provenance

The Mutual Assurance Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (commissioned from the artist)
Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007
Alexander Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2008

Exhibited

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mutual Assurance Company and Independence National Historic Park, Second Bank of the United States, Framing the Board: A Look at Corporate Portraiture, October 1982-January 1983, no. 7

Literature

Lloyd Goodrich, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Work, New York, 1933, no. 139, p. 173
Anthony N.B. Garvan and Carol A. Wojowicz, Catalogue of the Green Tree Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977, p. 63, illustrated p. 64
Lloyd Goodrich, Thomas Eakins, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982, vol. 1, p. 201
Elizabeth John, Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983, p. 151
William Innes Homer, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art, New York, 1992, p. 108

Catalogue Note

General George Cadwalader (1806-1879) was the fourth generation of a prestigious and influential Philadelphia family.  His family had a history of prominent military positions as his grandfather, General John Cadwalader, served in the Revolutionary War and was described by George Washington as a “military genius” and his father, General Thomas Cadwalader, fought in the War of 1812 alongside the Pennsylvania Militia. General George Cadwalader fought in the U.S.-Mexico War and the Civil War and was a member of various other organizations including the New York Yacht Club.

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