Martin Mower - Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917

Martin Mower (Lynn, Massachusetts, 1870 - 1960, Vancouver)

Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917

Oil on canvas, 83 x 66 cm (32 11/16 x 26 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

P17w44

Creators

  • Martin Mower (Lynn, Massachusetts, 1870 - 1960, Vancouver) - primary
  • Otto Rosenheim (Germany, 1871 - 1955) - artist
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner (New York, 1840 - 1924, Boston) - subject

Provenance

Gift from the painter Martin Mower (1870-1960) to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917.

Marks

Printed label (adherred to the back of the stretcher): Sold by Frost & Adams / No. 37 Cornhill Boston

Bibliography

Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 250. (as 1917, after a photograph taken ten years before)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 122. (as 1917, after a photograph taken ten years before)
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 170, 172, ill. (as 1917, after a photograph taken ten years before)
Trevor Fairbrother. The Bostonians: Painters of an Elegant Age, 1870-1930. Exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1986), p. 219.


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Commentary

Copied from a photograph (P33w35) by the noted biochemist and amateur photographer Otto Rosenheim (1871-1955) possibly taken at the London home of Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor in 1906. The photograph was sent from Rosenheim to Isabella Stewart Gardner on 24 February 1910.