Frank Duveneck (american, 1848-1919), Mary Mallon
Frank Duveneck (American, 1848-1919), Mary Mallon
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1900, l.l., with label on verso inscribed Mary Mallon, and old Closson's Galleries, Cincinnati label; 24 x 20 in.
A well-documented portrait of Mary Mallon, born 1893, son of prominent Cincinnati lawyer Guy Mallon, she was seven years old at the time of this portrait. In dark shades with an emphasis on red tones, the portrait is more reminiscent of Duveneck's colorful work during the time he spent in Italy, and is more academic than characteristic portraits executed in Cincinnati, when the artist was later in life.
Catalogue of the Seventh Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1900. Illustrated Page 8.
Seventh Annual Exhibition of American Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1900. No. 126. Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mallon
Frank Duveneck, Cincinnati Art Museum. May 23- June 21, 1936- No. 98.
100 years of Art, featuring 100 works of art by 100 different Cincinnati artists. Painting #1 in catalog, August 18-September 10, 2011.
Provenance: Property of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mallon
by descent to Private Collection, Cincinnati, OH
Not relined. Approximately 3'' area of inpainting on sitter's forehead.