Two Centuries: American Art

Two Centuries: American Art

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Thomas Eakins

Portrait Sketch of Edward Boulton

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March 3, 05:52 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 USD

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Thomas Eakins

1844 - 1916

Portrait Sketch of Edward Boulton


oil on canvas

canvas: 10 ⅜ by 14 ⅜ inches (26.4 by 36.5 cm)

framed: 14 ½ by 19 ½ inches (36.8 by 49.5 cm)

Painted in 1887-88.

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Raphael Soyer, New York
Estate of the above
Rebecca L. Soyer, by 1992 (by descent)
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999
Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins, New York, 1974, p. 187
William Innes Homer, Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art, New York, 1992, pp. 202, 205, pl. 192, illustrated
The present work is a study for Thomas Eakin's masterwork Cowboys in the Badlands from 1888. Produced upon the artist's return to Pennsylvania in 1887, the present work is among a series of oil sketches the artist executed at Crowell Farm in Avondale. It depicts details of the farm's horse stables and the head of one of the riders seen in the final composition, posed by his student Edward Boulton.