Artist William Page, American, 1811-1885
Title
  • Mrs. William Page
Date between 1860 and 1861
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 60 1/4 × 36 1/4 inches (153 × 92.1 cm)
Framed: 67 3/8 × 44 × 4 1/4 inches (171.1 × 111.8 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Page, Blinn S. Page, Lowell Briggs Page and Mrs. Leslie Stockton Howell
Accession Number 37.61
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
1893, the artist's son, William S. Page;
1936, his son, George S. Page (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) [owned jointly with his wife, Delilla B. Page, his sons, Blinn S. Page (Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, USA) and Lowell Briggs Page and his daughter, Mrs. Leslie Stockton Howell (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)];
1937-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
International Expositions. Exh. cat., London, 1862, no. 2883.

Some Descriptions of a Few Pictures Painted by William Page. Exh. cat., The Studio Building. New York, 1867, no. 15.

Benjamin, S.G.W. Art in America. New York, 1880, p. 91.

Isham, Samuel. The History of American Painting. New York, 1905, p. 283.

Richardson, Edgar P. “Two Portraits by William Page.” Art Quarterly 1, 2 (Spring 1938): pp. 91, 96, 99-101.

Romantic Painting in America. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1943, p. 165.

Swenson, Eleanor B. “When the Modern Battle was New.” Art News 48 (March 1949): p. 27.

Richardson, E.P. “Painting in America.” Art News (March 1949): p. 183 (fig. 81).

Travelers in Arcadia. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1951, no. 82.

Baur, John I.H. American Painting in the Nineteenth Century. New York, 1953 (pl. 58).

HundertJahre Amerikanische Malerei 1800-1900. Exh. cat., Germany, 1953, p. 32, no. 71 (pl. 30).

Mostra di Pittura Americane del XIX Secolo. Exh. cat., Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. Rome, 1954, p. 30, no. 42 (pl. 15).

The Great Decade in American Writing 1850-1860. Exh. cat., American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, 1954, no. 161.

Face of America. Exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, 1957, no. 52.

Richardson, Edgar P. Painting in America: The Story of 450 Years. Detroit, 1957, pp. 183, 196 (fig. 81).

Taylor, Joshua C. William Page: The American Titian. Chicago, 1957, pp. 168-171, 175, 213, 217, 235, 269 (fig. 45).

_______________. “The Fascinating Mrs. Page.” Art Quarterly 20 (Winter 1957): pp. 347-362 (ill.).

Pierson, William and Martha Davidson, eds. Arts of the United States: A Pictorial Survey. New York, 1960, p. 319, no. 2813.

American Painting 1857-1869. Exh. cat., University of Delaware and Wilmington Society of Fine Arts. Wilmington, 1962, no. 76.

Style, Truth, and the Portrait. Exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, 1963, no. 80.

Four Centuries of American Art. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1964, no. 93.

Goodrich, Lloyd. Three Centuries of American Art. New York, 1966, p. 50.

Green, Samuel M. American Art: A Historical Survey. New York, 1966, p. 246 (pl. 4-45).

Art of the United States: 1670-1966. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1966, no. 207 (ill.).

McCoy, Garnett. “William Page and Henry Stevens: An Incident of Reluctant Art Patronage.” Journal of the Archives of American Art 7 (1967): pp. 15, 17.

Wilmerding, John. Pittura Americana dell’Ottocento. Milan, 1967, pp. 85, 94.

Journal of the Archives of American Art 7, 3-4 (July-October 1967): p. 17 (ill.).

The Lives of the Painters. London, 1969 (pl. 344).

Canaday, John. The Lives of the Painters, Vol. 3. New York, pp. 1081-1083.

Mendelowitz, Daniel M. A History of American Art. New York, 1970, p. 287 (fig. 392).

Wilmerding, John. Audobon, Homer, Whistler, and Nineteenth-Century America. New York, 1970, pp. 15, 77 (pl. 59).

Price, V. Treasury of American Art. Waukesha, WI, 1972, p. 112 (ill.).

Wilmerding, John. American Art. Harmondsworth, England, 1976, pp. 162-163 (fig. 199).

Dinnerstein, Lois. “The Signigicance of the Colosseum in the First Century of American Art.” Arts Magazine 58 (June 1984): p. 117 (fig. 5).

Simon, Robin. The Portrait in Britain and America. Oxford, 1987, p. 214 (ill.).

Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume I. New York, 1991, pp. 145-147, no. 64 (ill.).