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Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Brown, James  Search this
Brown, James, Mrs. (Eliza Maria)  Search this
Brown, William Adams  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Golden Gate Park San Francisco California 94118 Accession Number: 1979.7.67
Date:
1869
Notes:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, "American Art, A Narrative and Critical Catalog: an exhibition from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd," San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976.
Exh.catalog "Retrospective of a Gallery" Hirschl & Adler, 1973.
Burgard, Timothy Anglin, ed., "Masterworks of American Painting at the de Young," San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2005, pg. 151.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco collection printout, 2007.
Image on file.
Richardson, Edgar Preston, "American Art, A Narrative and Critical Catalog: an exhibition from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd," San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976, p. 18.
Burgard, Timothy Anglin, ed., "Masterworks of American Painting at the de Young," San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2005, pg. 151.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Ornate Gilded Age interior scene depicting James and Eliza Brown seated by the fireplace, Eliza holding her knitting, and James looking away from his newspaper to pay attention to his young grandson, William Adams Brown, standing beside his chair. All three are formally attired, with the young boy dressed in a blue coat and hat, Mr. Brown dressed in a black suit and bow tie, and Mrs. Brown dressed in a black dress adorned with elaborate black beading. The richly furnished interior features decorative moldings and ceiling panels, red velvet drapery, a gold framed mirror over the fireplace, a crystal chandalier, and floral patterned carpeting.
Topic:
Portrait group--Family  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Banker  Search this
Occupation--Other--Businessman  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Newspaper  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Fireplace  Search this
Control number:
IAP 83410068
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_205755