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(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] de Forest); sold 3 January 1921 to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[1] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1922
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, March 1922, no. 13, as The Artist Krimmel and His Family by John Lewis Krimmel.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke, Philadelphia Mus. of Art, 1928-1931, unnumbered, unpaginated cat., as The Artist Krimmel and His Family by John Lewis Krimmel.
1943
American Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1943.
1950
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1950.
1951
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951.
1953
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1953.
1955
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.

Bibliography

1923
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild. "John Lewis Krimmel's Portrait of Himself and Family." Art in America 11, no. 1: 57-58, repro.
1928
Barker, Virgil. "Portraiture in America before 1876." The Arts 13, no. 5: 280-281.
1928
_Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered, as The Artist Krimmel and His Family by John Lewis Krimmel.
1948
Louchheim, Aline. "Children Should Be Seen." Art News Annual 46 (1948): 71, color repro.
1952
Rutledge, Anna W., and James W. Lane. "110 Paintings in the Clarke Collection. Report on Projects of October 1951-October 1952." Typescript in NGA curatorial files.
1955
Naeve, Milo Merle. "John Lewis Krimmel, His Life, His Art, and His Critics." M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1955.
1970
_American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 168, repro.
1975
Bridgeman, Harriet, and Elizabeth Drury. The Encyclopedia of Victoriana. New York, 1975: 266, repro.
1975
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 150, repro.
1975
Harding, Anneliese. America Through the Eyes of German Immigrant Painters. Boston, 1975: 12-13, repro., as "The Artist and His Brother's Family, present location unknown."
1980
_American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 308, as The Artist and His Family.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 30, repro.
1987
Naeve, Milo M. John Lewis Krimmel. Newark, 1987: 186, no. 117 (rejects attribution to Krimmel).
1994
Harding, Anneliese. John Lewis Krimmel. Winterthur, Delaware, 1994: 185-189, color repro. 187 (reasserts attribution to Krimmel).
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 360-364, repro.

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