Portrait of a Young Boy (Garth Wilkinson James)

Portrait of a Young Boy (Garth Wilkinson James)

c. 1860
Artist
John La Farge, American, 1835-1910
Born: New York
Work Locations: New York
Country
American
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Funds from Helen Dill bequest
1937.3

John La Farge, Portrait of a Young Boy (Garth Wilkinson James), About 1860. Oil paint on canvas; 19 ¼ × 15 ½ in. (48.9 × 39.4 cm). Funds from Helen Dill bequest, 1937.3

Dimensions
image height: 19.25 in, 48.8950 cm; image width: 15.5 in, 39.3700 cm; frame height: 28 1/2 in, 72.3900 cm; frame width: 24 3/8 in, 61.9125 cm; frame depth: 1.313 in, 3.3350 cm
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
American Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
John La Farge; Edward Hooper (one-time secretary of Harvard University (an important collector); Bequeathed by Mr. Hooper to his daughter, Mrs. Greenfield Curtis, sister of Mrs. Bancel La Farge; purchased from Mrs. Curtis by the Walker Galleries; Purchased by the Denver Art Museum 1937.
Exhibition History
  • Museum of Fine Arts Catalogue, Boston, 1883
  • "An exhibition of the Work of John La Farge", Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 1936
  • "Four Centuries of American Art", Minneapolis Institute of Arts, November 27, 1963- February 11, 1964
  • "La Farge Retrospective Exhibit, James Graham and Sons, Inc. NY May 3-June 10, 1966
  • "John La Farge Retrospective": National Museum of American Art, July 10-October 12, 1987
  • Pittsburgh, November 7, 1987-January 3, 1988
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 24-April 24, 1988