Ideal Head: A Suggestion from Life

Object Number: 
Oil on canvas
Overall: 27 x 21 1/2 in. ( 68.6 x 54.6 cm ) Framed: 37 3/4 × 32 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (95.9 × 82.6 × 8.3 cm)
Gallery Label: 
The Society's Catalogue of the Gallery of Art (1915), p. 38, no. 338, cites this study as a "suggestion from life" and states that it was painted in 1836.
"Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 38. Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 33, no. 394. 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. 70, 128-31, 156-9, 608-9, 616. 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. 305. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, Chronology.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the children of the artist, through John Durand
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group