Head of a Roman
Oil on canvas
image size: 24 3/8 x 19 3/8 in. (61.9 x 49.2 cm) framed: 33 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (84.5 x 71.8 cm)
This painting along with Durand's other "Head of a Roman" paintings were exhibited at the National Academy in 1842. This is one of eight studies of elderly Roman men painted by Durand in 1840-41, of which the Society owns four.
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 43. Novak, Barbara, American Painting of the Nineteenth Century: Realism, Idealism, and the American Experience, New York: Oxford University Press, 1969, pp. 82-4, 297-8. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 159-62, 215, 242, 383-5. 445, 616-7, 664-5, 671. Caldwell, John S., Asher B. Durand's Travels in Europe, 1840-1841 and their Role in his Artistic Development, Submitted to Hunter College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, 1973, pp. 42-3. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 311-2.
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
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