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lower right: Geo De Forest Brush / 1902

Provenance

(M. Knoedler & Co., New York);[1] sold 21 February 1902 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1906
Winter Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, no. 322.
1909
104th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 31 January - 14 March 1909, no. 556.
1922
Probably De Forest Brush Exhibit, Century Club, New York, March 1922, no. 10.[1]
1930
Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by George de Forest Brush, N.A., Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 7-18 January 1930, no. 6.
1963
A Century and a Half of American Painting: Selections from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, 3 April - 13 May 1963, no. 27.
1963
The Romantic Century, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 22 June - 9 September 1963.
1976
"The New Vision" American Styles of 1876-1910, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 1976, unnumbered checklist.
1985
George de Forest Brush, 1855-1941: Master of the American Renaissance, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, 13 November 1985 - 6 July 1986, no. 43, repro.
2002
Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873–1921, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 13 July - 27 August 2002, unpublished checklist.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004 - 7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 61.
Exhibition History Notes

[1] The description of the work in the exhibition catalogue corresponds to the NGA painting. However, the lender and location of the artist's signature do not. An illustration of the NGA painting is reproduced in press coverage of the exhibition.

Bibliography
1903
Moser, James Henry. "Art Topics." Washington Post (19 April 1903): TP2.
1904
Mechlin, Leila. "A Popular Gallery of Art: The Corcoran Collection in Washington." The Booklovers Magazine 4, no. 1 (July 1904): 32-33, repro.
1905
Isham, Samuel. The History of American Painting. New York, 1905: 490, repro.
1906
"Academy of Design Exhibit Opened." The World (23 December 1906): 2.
1906
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1906
"Facts about the Corcoran Gallery." New York Herald (23 December 1906): Arts section, 3.
1906
Gilder, The. "Palette and Brush: The Winter Exhibition of the National Academy of Design." Town Topics (27 December 1906): 13.
1906
"Great Crowd at Academy Art Show." New York Herald (22 December 1906): 10.
1906
"The Academy's Exhibition." New York Evening Post (22 December 1906): 2.
1906
"The Winter Academy." Evening Post (28 December 1906): 7.
1906
"The Winter Academy." The New York Times (30 December 1906): 18.
1906
"Winter Academy Exhibition." American Art News 5, no. 10 (22 December 1906): 4.
1907
"A National Centre for Art." New York Herald (6 October 1907): Literary and Art Section, 3, repro.
1907
Arensberg, Walter C. "The National Academy of Design." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 10, no. 47 (February 1907): 336.
1907
Fitzgerald, Riter. "National Gallery: Smithsonian Institute Pictures." Evening Item (26 October 1907): 5.
1907
P., D. C. "The National Academy of Design." Collector and Art Critic (January 1907): 99-100, repro.
1908
Smith, Minna C. "George de Forest Brush." International Studio 34, no. 134 (April 1908): L, repro.
1909
"Art Works on View: Corcoran Gallery Reopens Two Weeks Ahead of Time." The Washington Post (16 September 1909): 11.
1910
Art and Progress 1, no. 5 (March 1910): frontispiece, repro.
1912
Henderson, Helen W. The Art Treasures of Washington. Boston, 1912: 142, 144, repro.
1914
Tindall, William. Standard History of the City of Washington from a Study of the Original Sources. Knoxville, 1914: 485.
1920
Corcoran Gallery of Art. The Corcoran Gallery of Art Catalogue of Paintings. Washington, 1920: 21, 23, repro.
1922
Cortissoz, Royal. "His Art at Full Length for the First Time." New York Tribune (12 March 1922): 4:8, repro.
1926
Drake, Alice Hutchins. "Christmas Pilgrimage May Be Made By Washington Art Lovers." The Sunday Star (19 December 1926): section 5:3, repro.
1927
Isham, Samuel. The History of American Painting. New Edition. New York, 1927: 490, repro.
1936
Mechlin, Leila. "Rich Art in Child: George de Forest Brush Won His Place Among Successful Painters With Home Beauty and Indian Love." Evening Star (5 September 1936): B-3, repro.
1939
Corcoran Gallery of Art. lllustrated Handbook of Paintings, Sculpture and other Art Objects. Washington, 1939: 31, repro.
1941
"George de Forest Brush's Death Recalls Fine Works." Washington Star (4 May 1941): F:6, repro.
1973
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 2: Painters born from 1850 to 1910. Washington, 1973: 21, repro.
1989
Lublin, Mary Ann. "The Religion of maternity: The mother-and-child paintings of George de Forest Brush." Ph.D. diss., Columbia University (1989): 57-58, 61, 67, 129, 179, 180, 191, 203, 209, 221, 226, 264-264, 335, repro.
2000
Cash, Sarah, and Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 131, repro.
2002
Lee, Elizabeth Lightfoot. "White Fantasies: Dirt, Desire, and Art in Late Nineteenth-Century America." Ph.D. diss., Indiana University (April 2002): 104, 242, repro.
2008
Anderson, Nancy. K. George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Art Museum. Washington, D.C., 2008: 210, repro.
2011
Napolitano, Laura Groves. "George de Forest Brush, Mother and Child." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 186-187, repro.