1 Item (photographic print, Platinum print, 24 x 17.5 cm.)
Scope and Contents:
One platinum print, showing the American painter Abbott Handerson Thayer in profile. The portrait was likely presented by Thayer to his patron Charles Lang Freer.
Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Clarence Hudson White was born in Ohio, and was largely self-taught as a photographer. Coming into contact with leading photographers of his time such as Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, White was one of the founding members of the Photo-Secession group in 1902.
Abbott Handerson Thayer was born in Boston and studied painting in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts. Thayer had a successful career as a painter of landscapes and figures, being most notable for his depictions of winged women.
FSA A.01 12.03.10
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Portraits -- Men
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.