About This Artwork

Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli, attributed to
French, 1824-1886

Portrait of a Lady, 1870/79

Oil on canvas
51 3/8 x 38 3/8 in. (130.6 x 97.5 cm)
Inscribed lower left: Monticelli P. Mai--Septembre

A. A. Munger Collection, 1947.25

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Paul Rosenberg and Co., Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Adolphe Monticelli, 1824-1886, November 15-December 11, 1954, cat. 23 (ill.), as "The Artist's Mother."

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Style, Truth and the Portrait, October 1-November 10, 1963, cat. 84 (ill.).

Publication History

Daniel Catton Rich, "Two Great French Portraits, " Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin vol. 42 (1948), pp. 78-81, ill. p. 80.

Pictures on exhibit (November 1954), p. 32 (ill.)

D. Phillips, "Niche for Monticelli," Art News 53, no. 8 (1954), pp. 23 (ill.), 66.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 322.

Ownership History

Richard Owen, Paris [according to information on accession card]. Leicester Galleries, London [according to information on accession card]. Ernest, Brown & Phillips, London by 1947; sold to the Art Institute, 1947.

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