Reproduction of Deserving Wiles' painting A yell arose
Society of American Fakirs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
1 slide : col. ; 5 x 5 cm.
Painting completed 1899, by Joseph Jones, Jr. (pseudonym: Deserving Wiles). Photographer unknown, date based on quality of slide. Shows a woman screaming at a rat on top of her mirror. Frame is embellished with rat motif. Painting is a parody of Irving R. Wiles' A yellow rose (a small reproduction of which is tucked inside the lower left corner of the frame of the parody). Date and artists' real name derived from Parodies of the American Masters: Rediscovering the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914 (New York: Museums at Stony Brook?; Art Students League, 1993).
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560