About This Artwork

Georges Lemmen
Belgian, 1865-1916

Portrait of the Artist's Sister, 1891

Oil on canvas
24 7/16 x 20 1/16 in. (62 x 51 cm)

A. A. McKay Fund, 1961.42

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Hague, Kunstkring, Tentoonstelling van schilderijen en tekeningen van eenigen uit de ‘XX’ en uit de ‘Assocation pour l’Art’, July 1892, cat. 16.

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Neo-Impressionism, February-April 1968, cat. 126.

New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Belgian Art 1880 - 1914, Apr. 23-June 29, 1980, p. 118, cat. 48.

Tokyo, Seibu Museum, The Impressionist Tradition, Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, October 18–December 1, 1985, cat. 47; traveled to Kyoto, Fukuoka Art Museum, January 5–February 2, 1986; Kyoto, Municipal Museum of Art, March 4–April 13, 1986.

Princeton, University Art Museum, Neo-Impressionist Portraiture, 1991; traveled to Brussels.

Brussels, Musée d’Ixelles, Gorges Lemmen Retrospective, April 24 - July 13, 1997.

Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Pointillismus, September 6 - November 30, 1997.

Publication History

Richard Brettell, Post-Impressionists, Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1987), p. 47, 49 (ill).

E. Mendgen, et. al. In Perfect Harmony: Picture and Frame, 1850-1920 exh. cat. (Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, 1995), fig. 173c.

Ownership History

Allan Frumkin Gallery by 1961; sold to the Art Institute, 1961.




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