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Perry T. Rathbone

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Inscription

Signed and dated at lower right: Beckmann St. L 48

Provenance

November 20, 1948, sold by the artist to Perry T. Rathbone (b. 1911 - d. 2000), St. Louis and Boston [see note 1]; 1992, gift of Perry T. Rathbone to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1992) NOTES: [1] The portrait of Rathbone was executed between October and November, 1948. On its progress and acquisition (as recorded by Beckmann), see Erhard Göpel and Barbara Göpel, Max Beckmann: Katalog der Gemälde (Bern, 1976), vol. 1, cat. no. 773, pp. 465-466. Rathbone, director of the MFA from 1955 until 1972, was a friend and supporter of the artist.

Credit Line

Gift of Perry T. Rathbone

Copyright

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

1948

Dimensions

165.1 x 90.01 cm (65 x 35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.398

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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