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Portrait of the Prince of Nassau

1776

64.740

On display in C207

oil paintcanvaspainting

Artwork Details

Artist
Creation Date
1776
Materials
oil on canvas
Object Types
paintings, oil paintings
Dimensions

25-3/8 x 21-1/16 in. (canvas) 31 x 26-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. (framed)

Accession Number
64.740
Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ralph W. Showalter

Copyright
Public Domain
Collection

European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

Color Palette

Charles-Henri-Othon, Prince of Nassau [1745-1809].{1} G.H.A. Clowes [1877-1958], Indianapolis, Indiana, by 1941;{2} (Ivan N. Podgoursky [1901-1962], New York, New York);{3} Purchased by Grace (Mrs. Ralph) Showalter [d. 1972], Indianapolis, in about 1951;{4} Given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1964 (64.740). ------- {1} Souvenirs de Madame Louise-Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Paris, France 1835, volume I, p. 252. See Joseph Baillio, “Identification de quelques Portraits d'Anonymes de Vigée Le Brun aux États-Unis, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, November 1980, pp. 157-168, and Joseph Baillio, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 1755-1842, Fort Worth, 1982, catalogue no. 4, for the correct identification of the sitter. Previously the portrait was thought to be of the Marquis de La Fayette. {2} See letter from Podgoursky to G.H.A. Clowes, 26 July 1941, in IMA Clowes Registration Archive, Podgoursky correspondence. {3} Ivan Podgoursky met Clowes in 1937, occasionally selling him pictures. He was affiliated with Demotte Gallery, New York, at the time he sold the painting to Showalter. {4} See letter from Podgoursky to Mrs. R.W. Showalter offering her the painting, 7 May 1951, in IMA Historical File (64.740).



Exhibition Name

Venue

Dates

Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Chengdu Museum

September 29, 2020 - January 4, 2021

Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Hunan Provincial Museum

May 29, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Guandong Museum

January 10, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun Retrospective

National Gallery of Canada

June 10, 2016 - September 12, 2016

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun Retrospective

Metropolitan Museum of Art

February 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun Retrospective

Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais

September 21, 2015 - January 11, 2016

The Viewing Project: The Museum of Wonder

Indianapolis Museum of Art

October 14, 2011 - April 15, 2012

The Art of Paul Gauguin

Art Institute of Chicago

September 7, 1988 - December 10, 1988

The Art of Paul Gauguin

National Gallery of Art

May 1, 1988 - July 31, 1988

Elizabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun

Kimball Art Museum

June 5, 1982 - August 8, 1982

L'éclatement de l'impressionnisme

Musée Maurice Denis

1982 - 1982


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