Robert Vonnoh (1858-1933)

Bessie Potter Vonnoh as Mme Vigee-Lebrun

Oil on canvas
27 x 23 inches (full canvas)
In its original frame, 29 ½ x 25 ½ inches
Signed and dated: Vonnoh 1913
Signed and inscribed on reverse: Original portrait of Bessie Potter Vonnoh
by Robert Vonnoh NY 1915


Provenance

Private Collection, Garrison, New York, 1977 – present

 

Exhibitions

Robert Vonnoh and Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Montross Gallery, New York and Doll & Richards, Boston, December 1913 – February 1914, No.11, reproduced on the cover of the catalogue

Robert Vonnoh and Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, November – December 1914, No. 9, illustrated

Paintings by Robert Vonnoh, Art Institute of Chicago, December 1914 – January 1915, No. 115, illustrated

Paintings and Sculpture by Robert Vonnoh and Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, January 1916, No. 8, illustrated

 

A replica of this portrait was painted in 1915 for the National Academy of Design, and donated in 1916 by Robert and Bessie together, in honor of her membership in the Academy.  

 

Robert Vonnoh (1858-1933)
Bessie Potter Vonnoh as Mne Vigee-Lebrun, 1913

Oil on canvas
Signed & dated (l.c.): Vonnoh 1913
Signed & inscribed (verso): Original Portrait of Bessie Potter Vonnoh by Robert Vonnoh NY 1915
27 x 23 inches