The Image Pedlar

Object Number: 
ca. 1844
Oil on canvas
Overall (canvas): 33 1/4 x 42 1/4 in. (84.5 x 107.3 cm) Frame: 44 x 53 1/2 x 5 in. ( 111.8 x 135.9 x 12.7 cm )
"National Academy of Design," New York Herald, Vol. X, No. 147, May 26, 1944, p. 1. Lanman, Charles, Letters from a Landscape Painter, Boston: J. Munroe and Company, 1845, pp. 238-43. Mann, Maybelle, "Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art," The American Art Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 1970, pp. 92-106. Mann, Maybelle, Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art, New York University Ph.D. Dissertation, 1972, pp. 64, 94-8. Mann, Maybelle, "Humor and philosophy in the paintings of Francis William Edmonds," Antiques, November 1974, pp. 862-70. Mann, Maybelle, Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art, New York: Garland Pub., 1977, pp. 94-7. 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. 4-7. Clarke, H. Nichols B., Francis W. Edmonds, American Master in the Dutch Tradition, Washington, D.C.; Published for Amon Carter Museum by Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, pp. 30, 56-7, 75-9, 92-3. Foshay, Ella M., Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 148-9. Johns, Elizabeth, American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991, pp. 15, 21, 54-5, 209. Terhune, Anne Gregory, Thomas Hovenden: His Life and Art, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006, pp. 151-81. Brownlee, Peter John, "Francis Edmonds and the Speculative Economy of Painting," American Art, Vol, 21, No. 3, Fall 2007, pp. 31-53. Weinberg, H. Barbara, and Barratt, Carrie Rebora, Eds., American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, pp. 31-2, 72.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group