Head of an Old Man

oil on panel
20 x 16 in. 25-1/2 x 21-1/2 in. (framed)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge
Accession number
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
June 18th, 2008
Transfer notes
Sold on 2/9/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 52)
Secondary example 
Auction Sale Price - $750
Possibly Matthias Claudius [1740-1815].{1} Mrs. Marshall Fields [d. 1937], Washington, D.C.; by inheritance to her niece, Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, Washington, D.C.;{2}given to the John Herron Art Institute, now Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1938.

{1}An inscription on the back of the frame suggests it was in the possession of this Hamburg poet.
{2}Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge (Catherine Eddy Beveridge), widow of the Indiana Senator, gave eight paintings to the IMA in 1938, all of which were formerly in the collection of her aunt, Mrs. Marshall Fields. Although it is not known from whom Mrs. Fields acquired this painting, she purchased others in the 1920s from (Theodor Fischer, Lucerne) and (Julius Böhler, Munich).
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