Photo shows a group of Mowbray's friends in evening dress seated at a long table, one man (Thomas B. Clarke) standing and giving a speech. Identification on verso (handwritten): "Banquet given to H. Siddons Mowbray by his friends at Sieghortner Hotel Lafayette Place N.Y. on Saturday evening, May 26, 1888; this photo shows from left to right: H. Siddon Mowbray, R. Cleveland Coxe, Thomas B. Clarke (speaking), Mr. Kingsley, Mr. Isham, Mr. J. Alden Weir, W.A. Coffin, Augustus St. Gaudens, Thomas W. Dewing, Kenyon Cox (emerging from under the table); Others present were Stanford White, S. V. Allen, Valentine Blacque, H.O. Walker, [name illegible], W.M. Chase, R.W. Van Boskerck, W. A Coffin, J.C. Beckwith, Louis Webb, [name illegible] Kingsley, Wells, Walton, Rice, and Denman."
Artists at a banquet for Harry Siddons Mowbray, 1888 May 26 / unidentified photographer. Miscellaneous photographs collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
U.S. public domain
Provenance unknown. Annotation on verso possibly in the hand of Robert McIntyre, nephew of William Macbeth and proprieter of the Macbeth Gallery. It is possible that this photograph was originally part of the Macbeth Gallery records.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560