Artist Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, American, 1844-1916
  • Robert M. Lindsay
Date 1900
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)
Framed: 30 3/8 × 26 1/2 × 2 7/8 inches (77.2 × 67.3 × 7.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Accession Number 35.13
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, right center: Eakins 1900
the sitter's sister and heir, Matilda Lindsay;
Ernest Lee Parker (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA);
Clarence W. Cranmer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA);
1935-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Paintings by Thomas Eakins. Exh. cat., Babcock Art Galleries. New York, 1929, no. 3. [as The Book-Collector, Mr. Lindsay]

Burroughs, Clyde H. “A Painting by Thomas Eakins.” Bulletin of the DIA 14, 7 (April 1935): p. 21.

Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1937, no. 19.

Thomas Eakins Centennial Exhibition (1844-1944). Exh. cat., Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1945, no. 28.

Two Hundred Years of American Painting. Exh. cat., British Columbia Art Gallery. Vancouver, BC, 1955, no. 25.

Porter, Fairfield. Thomas Eakins: The Great American Artist Series. New York, 1959 (pl. 62).

American Nineteenth-Century Painting. Exh. cat., Michigan State University, Kresge Art Center Gallery. East Lansing, 1966, no. 40.

Gowans, A. The Restless Art. Philadelphia, 1966, p. 132, no. 17D.

Thomas Eakins Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1970, no. 78.

Hendricks, G. The Life and Work of Thomas Eakins. New York, 1974, p. 330 (ill.).