Woman Playing a Theorbo

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
oil on wood
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. S. Herrington
Accession number
60.189
Collection
Not Currently On View
Von Kraker (or von Kracker?). {1} Edgar Speyer [1862-1932], London, then New York;{2} By descent to his step-daughter, Mrs. J. Robert Hewitt, née Enid Virginia Howland, New York;{3} Sale at (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York) in 1956;{4} (Jack Partridge, North Edgecomb, Maine); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. S. Herrington [1891-1970], Indianapolis;{5} Given to the John Herron Art Institute, now Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1960 (60.189).

{1} This name is listed as a former owner in the Parke-Bernet 1956 auction catalogue (as “Geh. Reg. [Geheimer Regierungs] Rat von Kraker”), but this information has not been verified.
{2}Speyer’s collection of art is discussed in P.M. Turner, “The House and Collection of Mr. Edgar Speyer,” The Burling ton Magazine 5 (September 1904), pp. 544-555, although this painting is not mentioned and it is not known when it entered Speyer’s collection.
{3} See “Miss Enid Howland to wed J.R. Hewitt,” New York Times, 13 August 1919.
{4}Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Valuable and Important Old Masters and XIX Century Paintings, Property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Hewitt…, 29 February 1956, no. 15 (ill.) as by “Franz van Mieris the Elder”.
{5}See letter from Herrington, dated 4 September 1962, in IMA Historical File (60.189).
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