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Inscription

upper left: Miss Julia Marlowe / Irving R. Wiles 1901; lower left: Copyright 1901 / by Irving Ramsay Wiles

Provenance

The sitter, Julia Marlowe Sothern [1866-1950], New York; her estate; bequest 1951 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1902
Seventy-seventh Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, New York, 1902, no. 317, repro.
1903
Seventy-second Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1903, no. 74.
1904
Universal Exposition [Commemorating the Louisiana Purchase 1803], St. Louis, 1904, no. 865.
1905
Loan Exhibition of Portraits, Art Institute of Chicago, 1905, no. 144.
1909
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia [Venice Biennale, 8th Exhibition], Venice, 1909, no. 43 in Room 17, as Ritratto.
1944
Stars of Yesterday and Today: A Loan Exhibition of Portraits of Famous Personalities of the Opera, Stage and Screen and Portraits by Distinguished Contemporary Artists, Wildenstein Galleries, New York, 1944, no. 62 (see errata in catalogue).
1967
Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1967-1981 [sent to Folger Shakespeare Library March to November 1976].
1971
Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1971, no. 40, repro.
1976
Shakespeare in America 1776-1976, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., 1976, no cat.
1981
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 68.
1988
Irving R. Wiles, National Academy of Design, New York; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Fine Arts Center, Cheekwood, Nashville, 1988, Pl. X (shown only in New York).
1988
Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1988-2000.
2000
Rave Reviews: American Art and Its Critics, 1826-1925, National Academy of Design, New York; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa; Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2000-2001, no. 59, repro.
Bibliography
1902
Howard, H. N. "National Academy of Design Exhibition." Brush and Pencil 9 (January 1902): 286.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 122, repro.
1971
Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1971: 90, pl. 40.
1975
Schweizer, Paul D. "Genteel Taste at the National Academy of Design's Annual Exhibitions, 1891-1910." American Art Review 2 (July-August 1975): 84, 86, pl. 78.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 260, repro.
1981
Quick, Michael. "Achieving the Nation's Imperial Destiny: 1870-1920." In American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981: 71, 200, pl. 68.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: repro. 186, 187.
1988
Reynolds, Gary A. Irving R. Wiles. Exh. cat. National Academy of Design, New York, 1988: 19, pl. X.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 382, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 265-268, color repro.