About This Artwork

Anders Leonard Zorn
Swedish, 1860-1920

Mrs. Potter Palmer, 1893

Oil on canvas
101 5/8 x 55 5/8 in. (258 x 141.2 cm)
Inscribed at lower left: Zorn. / Chicago 1893

Potter Palmer Collection, 1922.450

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Sarasota, Fla., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Palmer Family Collections, February 23-March 24, 1963.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Dream, A World’s Treasure: The Art Institute of Chicago 1893-1993, 1993, no cat. no.

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Anders Zorn: till ögats fröjd och nationens förgyllning, September 15-December 11, 1994, traveled to Göteborgs Konstmuseum, December 26,1994-March 26, 1995, cat. 59 (ill.).

The Chicago History Museum, Bertha Honoré Palmer, 23 May 2009-3 January 2010, no exhibition catalouge.

Publication History

Karl Asplund, Anders Zorn: His Life and Work (London, 1921), p. 42.

G. Boethius, Zorn: tecknaren, målaren, etsaren, sculptören (Stockholm, 1949), p. 547, fig. 156.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 488.

Chicago Historical Society Quarterly 3, 7 (Spring 1953), pp. 214 (ill.), 197.

Ishbel Ross, Silhouette in Diamonds: The Life of Mrs. Potter Palmer (New York, 1960), p. 96, ill.

Jeanne Madeline Weimann, The Fair Woman (Chicago, 1981), p. 579-81 (ill.).

Douglas K. S. Hyland and Hans Henrik Brummer, Zorn: Paintings, Graphics, and Sculpture, exh. cat. (Birmingham Museum of Art, 1986), p. 24, ill. 10.

Hans Henrik Brummer, ZornMCMLXXXIX, exh. cat. (Mora, Zornsamlingarna, 1989), no. 67 (ill.).

Margaret Carroll, “Art Institute Owes Much To 1890s Patrons,” Chicago Tribune (July 15, 1990), ill.

Brigitta Sandtröm, Portraits by Anders Zorn, exh. cat. (Mora, Zornsamlingarna, 1990), p. 52 (ill.).

Colin B. Bailey, “Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg),” Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting. New Haven: Yale University Press and The Frick Collection, 2012. p. 128, fig. 4.

Ownership History

Commissioned by Mrs. Potter Palmer (died 1918), Chicago, 1893; by descent in the Palmer family; given to the Art Institute, 1922.

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