Artist Julius C. Rolshoven, American, 1858-1930
  • The Refectory of San Damiano, Assisi
Date ca. 1907
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm)
Framed: 51 5/8 × 61 3/4 × 3 3/4 inches (131.1 × 156.8 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Popular Subscription Fund
Accession Number 07.8
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left: Rolshoven
Julius C. Rolshoven;
1907-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Rolshoven, Julius. "Journal of Julius Rolshoven, 1858-1930." University of New Mexico. Albuguerque, microfilm.

Unsigned review. "Rolshoven's Paintings." The Detroit News (February 20, 1888): n.p. [In Julius Rolshoven file, Burton Historical Library, Detroit Public Library]

Burroughs, Clyde H. “Modern Paintings: Julius C. Rolshoven’s Refectory of San Damiano [sic].” Bulletin of the DMA 1, 15 (October 1907): p. 5 (ill.).

Handbook of Modern Paintings Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1910, p. 44, no. 161 (ill.).

Exhibition of Oriental and American Art. Exh. cat., Alumni Memorial Hall, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1910, no. 112 (ill.).

Panama-Pacific Exhibition. Exh. cat., Department of Fine Arts. San Francisco, 1915, no. 3159.

Catalogue of the Detroit Institute of Arts of Paintings, Sculpture, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 144, no. 234.

Cuthbert, Lee. Contemporary American Portrait Painters. New York, 1928, p. 18.

Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit. Detroit, 1930, p. 192, no. 366.

Art News 29, 11 (December 13, 1930): p. 14. [NOTE: Probably a tribute to Rolshoven, who died on December 8, 1930, the same day as his mother. See local Detroit papers and The New York Times on 12/8/30 for obits and analyses of Rolshoven's work.]

Leavitt, Virginia Couse. “Julius Rolshoven (1858-1930).” Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century. Muskegon, MI, 1987, pp. 147-153.