Lot 89
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William Wallace Gilchrist, Jr.

10,000 - 15,000 USD
10,000 USD
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  • William Wallace Gilchrist, Jr.
  • Knitting for the Soldiers
  • signed W W Gilchrist and dated 24 (lower right); titled Knitting for the Soldiers (on an old label affixed to the frame)
  • oil on canvas


Dorothy Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia


Portland, Barridoff Galleries, William Wallace Gilchrist, Jr.,, June 9 - July 28, 1984, no. 26
Rochester, New York, University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Looking Back:  A Perspective on the 1913 Inaugural Exhibition, October 9 - November 20, 1988

Catalogue Note

Born to an artistic family, Gilchrist's father, William Wallace Gilchrist, Sr., was an American composer and a major figure of the nineteenth century music scene in Philadelphia.  Gilchrist showed an early proclivity for painting and his teachers included Wiliam Merritt Chase and Winslow Homer.  His paintings often featured family members relaxing in their sun-filled home.  In the present work, the artist's mother is the sitter.