About This Artwork

Robert Henri
American, 1865–1929

Young Woman in Black, 1902

Oil on canvas
195.6 x 97.8 cm (77 x 38 1/2 in.)
Signed lower right: Robert Henri

Friends of American Art Collection, 1910.317

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Macbeth Gallery, Exhibition of Pictures by Robert Henri, Apr. 1–12, 1902, cat. 16.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Tenth Annual Exhibition of American Art, May 23-July 6, 1903, cat. 32.

St. Louis, Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, Apr. 11–Dec. 1, 1904, cat. 276.

Art Institute of Chicago, American Oils Exhibition, 1905, cat. 175.

Venice Exposition (later, Venice Biennale), 1909.

Milwaukee Art Institute, An Exhibition of Forty Paintings Presented to The Art Institute of Chicago by The Friends of American Art, Mar. 1–25, 1925, cat. 20.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Henri Memorial Exhibition, Mar. 9–Apr. 19, 1931, cat. 14.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, June 1–Nov. 1, 1934, cat. 455.

Chicago, Garfield Park Art Galleries, Exhibition of Greek Sculptures and American Paintings lent by the Art Institute of Chicago, November 5, 1935–March 3, 1936.

Kalamazoo Civic Theater, Mich., Dec. 26, 1944–Feb. 1945.

Madison Wisconsin Art Association, March 1956, cat. 276.

Orlando Museum of Art, My People: The Portraits of Robert Henri, Oct. 22, 1994–Jan. 8, 1995; traveled to Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Feb. 5–Apr. 2, 1995,
Columbus Museum, Georgia, Apr. 30–June 25, 1995.

Greenwich, Conn., Bruce Museum of Art, Painterly Controversy: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri, Jan. 27–Apr. 29, 2007, cat. 10.

Publication History

James William Pattison, “Robert Henri—Painter,” House Beautiful 20 (Aug. 1906), p. 19 (ill.).

Robert Henri, “Progress in Our National Art Must Spring from the Development of Individuality and Freedom of Expression: A Suggestion for a New Art School,” Craftsman 15 (Jan. 1909), p. 395 (ill.).

Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago 4 (Apr. 1911), p. 55.

“Acquisitions,” Friends of American Art Second Year Book, 1911–1912 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1912), pp. 13 (ill. 22).

Guy Pène Du Bois, “Robert Henri—Realist and Idealist,” Arts and Decoration 2 (Apr. 1912), p. 215 (ill.).

“Acquisitions,” Friends of American Art Third Year Book, 1912–1913 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1913), pp. 15 (ill. 30).

“Acquisitions,” Friends of American Art Fourth Year Book, 1913–1914 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1914), pp. 17, 28 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago General Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Other Objects in the Museum (Art Institute of Chicago, 1914), p. 153.

“Acquisitions,” Friends of American Art Fifth Year Book, 1914–1915 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1915), pp. 20, 86 (ill.).

“Friends of American Announcement” (Art Institute of Chicago, 1919), ill.

Art Institute of Chicago Handbook of Paintings and Drawings (Art Institute of Chicago, 1920), cat. 393.

William Yarrow and Louis Bouche, Robert Henri His Life and Works (New York, Boni and Liveright, 1921), p. 101 (ill.).

Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, Robert Henri (New York, F.A. Stokes, 1922), cat. 46.

Samuel Isham, History of American Painting (Macmillan, 1927), p. 507 (ill.).

Rose Anderson, “Robert Henri,” American Magazine of Art 21, 1 (Jan. 1930), p. 7 (ill.).

A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1932), p. 127.

Holger Cahill and Alfred Barr, Art in America in Modern Times (Freeport, New York, Books for Libraries Press, 1934), p. 31 (ill.).

John Shapley, ed., “Robert Henri—Painter, 1865–1929,” Index of Twentieth Century Artists 2, (Sept. 1935), p. i.

Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 215.

Bennard B. Perlman, The Immortal Eight: American painting from Eakins to the Armory show, 187–-1913 (New York, Exposition Press, 1962), ill.

Bennard B. Perlman, Robert Henri: His Life and Art (Dover Publications, 1991), pp. 57–59, 62, 95 (ill.).

Bennard B. Perlman, Revolutionaries of Realism: The Letters of John Sloan and Robert Henri (Princeton University Press, 1997), p. 83, no. 31.

Judith A. Barter et al., American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), p. 336, fig. 90.

Ownership History

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1910.




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