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lower left: F. W. Benson / 1917

Provenance

The artist; purchased 20 December 1919 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Associated Names
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Exhibition History
1917
Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 12 May - 17 September 1917, no. 13.
1917
Twentieth Annual Exhibition: Ten American Painters, Montross Gallery, New York, 6-24 March 1917, no. 1.
1919
Seventh Exhibition: Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 December 1919 - 25 January 1920, no. 186.
1920
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Guild of Boston Artists, 5-17 April 1920, no. 11.
1921
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 24 March -13 April 1921. no. 25.
1924
Paintings, Etchings, Watercolors, by Frank E. Benson, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 4 January - 15 February 1924, no. 38.
1938
Frank W. Benson, Edmund C. Tarbell: Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 16 November - 15 December 1938, no. 27.
1957
Twenty-fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, 1957, no. 7.
1979
Two American Impressionists: Frank W. Benson and Edmund C. Tarbell, University Art Galleries of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1979, unnumbered cat.
1986
The Bostonians: Painters of an Elegant Age, 1870-1930, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Denver Art Museum; Terra Museum of American Art, 1986-1987, no. 74, repro.
1989
Frank W. Benson: A Retrospective, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 1989, no. 43.
1998
The Forty-Fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 July - 29 September 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2002
The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2002, unpublished checklist.
2003
The Impressionist Tradition in America, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2003-2004, unpublished checklist.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, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no.66.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2009
American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June -18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Larkin, Susan G. "Frank Weston Benson, The Open Window." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 216-217, 279, repro.
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