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Death of Elaine

46 in. x 71 in. (116.84 cm x 180.34 cm)

Thomas Hovenden, Ireland, (1840–1895)

Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, American, Pennsylvania
Medium and Support: Oil on Canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Mary Marchand Woods Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 1985.25

Current Location: 19th Century Gallery

Exhibited: "Fifty-seventh Annual Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York, March 27-May 13, 1882. No. 311 as Elaine. "Peabody Institute Gallery of Art/ List of Works of Art on Exhibition." Peabody Institute. Baltimore, Maryland. October 1900. "Aspects of American Art: The Institute's Founding Years, ca. 1870-1900. Staten Island Museum/Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, March 27-May 22, 1982, No. 30; reproduced in black and white. "Continuity and Diversity in American Art in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," Kennedy Galleries, New York, April 10 - May 31, 1984, No. 22; reproduced in color.
Mentioned: The History of American Painting, by Samuel Isham (New York: Macmillan Company, 1927), page 502. Discussed: "Illustrated Art Notes upn the Fifty-seventh Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design", edited by Charles M. Kurtz (New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1882), No. 311, page 52; a detail of the painting after a sketch by Hovenden is reproduced. "Life and Works of Thomas Hovenden N.A.," by Helen Carson Livezey, in Germantowne Crier, Vol. 8. No. 2 (May 1956), pages 9-10).

  • Frame Dimensions: 53 in. x 78 5/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (134.62 cm x 199.71 cm x 8.89 cm) Measured by Hazlett, Laura

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
    Role: Owner

  • Owner Name: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York
    Role: Owner

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