Artist William Page, American, 1811-1885
  • Self Portrait
Date between 1860 and 1861
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 59 × 36 inches (149.9 × 91.4 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 37.60
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. 2882.

Some Descriptions of a Few Pictures Painted by William Page. Exh. cat., The Studio Building. New York, 1867, no. 16.

Exhibition of William Page’s Pictures. Exh. cat., National Academy of Design. New York, n.p.

Part X, Department K, Department Fine Arts. Exh. cat., World’s Columbian Exposition. Chicago, p. 59, no. 2840a.

Sheldon, George W. American Painters. New York, 1879, p. 179.

Richardson, Edgar P. “Two Portraits by William Page.” Art Quarterly 1 (Spring 1938): pp. 90-91, 99-100.

Romantic Painting in America. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1943, p. 140.

The World of the Romantic Artist: A Survey of American Culture from 1800 to 1875. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1944, p. 12, no. 13.

Travelers in Arcadia. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1951, pp. 55-56, no. 81.

Richardson, Edgar P. Painting in America: The Story of 450 Years. Detroit, 1957, p. 183.

Taylor, Joshua C. William Page: The American Titian. Chicago, 1957, pp. 168-171, 175, 270, no. 82 (fig. 42).

_______________. “The Fascinating Mrs. Page.” Art Quarterly 20 (Winter 1957): p. 361.

Richardson, Edgar P. Painting in America: The Story of 450 Years. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1957, p. 183.

Art of the United States: 1670-1966. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1966, pp. 50, 152, no. 206.

Goodrich, Lloyd. Three Centuries of American Art. New York, 1966, p. 60.

McCoy, Garrett. “William Page and Henry Stevens: An Incident of Reluctant Art Patronage.” Journal of the Archives of American Art 7 (July-October 1967): pp. 15-16.

Novak, Barbara. American Painting of the Nineteenth Century. New York, 1969, p. 240 (ill.).

Flexner, James Thomas. “Nineteenth-Century American Painting.” Antiques 98 (September 1970): p. 435.

__________________. Nineteenth-Century American Painting. New York, 1970, pp. 142-144, 146.

American Self-Portraits. Exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., 1974, pp. 90-91, no. 38 (ill.).

Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume I. New York, 1991, pp. 144-146, no. 63 (ill.).