Portrait of Helen Elwyn Kremer

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1907-1910

GUSN

GUSN-175063

Description

Portrait of Helen Mary Middleton Elwyn Kremer (b. 1866) (Mrs. William Nance Kremer). Three-quarter length portrait of an older woman with gray hair and dark eyes seated on a gold upholstered sofa. She is wearing a green pendant necklace and a purple silk dress with sheer white lace sleeves. She also holds a feathered fan in her lap. Carved gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
Masonite (TM)
Painting

Label

Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:
Cecilia Beaux, one of America’s leading portrait painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is often compared to John Singer Sargent for her technical skill and ability to capture character. Here, she portrays Helen Kremer, a great-great-granddaughter of John Langdon. After the death of her husband in 1920, Kremer moved to the Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and lived there with her two sisters. She was the last Langdon descendant to reside in the house.

Inscription

"MUSEUM / OF THE / Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences/ Artist...C. Beaux / Title....[paper is ripped at this point, illeg.]" (printed)
"KF2968A"
"KF2968A"
"Portrait of / Helen Elwyn Kremer / (Mrs. William A [middle initial illeg.] Kremer) / Given to her Great-Niece / Frances Wendell Stone / JOM [? illeg. letters], 1923." (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

35.5

Maker

Beaux, Cecilia, 1853-1942 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia or New York

Dimensions

52 x 40 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances S. Warrick

Accession Number

2009.22.5