About This Artwork

Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille
French, 1848-1912

A Mounted Officer, 1877

Oil on canvas
46.5 x 38.2 cm (19 1/4 x 15 in.)

Henry Field Memorial Collection, 1894.1050

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

South Bend, Indiana, University of Notre Dame, The University Art Gallery, The Great Century: France, 1800–1900, November 8–29, 1959, no cat. no.

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago’s Dream, A World’s Treasure: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1893–1993, November 1, 1993–January 9, 1994, no cat. no.

Publication History

“Drift of the Dog Days,” The Collector 4, 16 (1893), p. 247.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1894), p. 56, no. 18.

“The Henry Field Memorial Collection,” Art Amateur 31, 6 (1894), p. 115.

“Art Institute of Chicago: II – Modern Paintings: The Henry Field Collection,” Art Amateur 32, 1 (1894), p. 19.

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report of the Trustees for the Year Ending June 4, 1895 (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1895), p. 37, no. 18.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1895), p. 65, no. 18.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1896), p. 72, no. 18.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1898), p. 92, no. 18.

William M. R. French, “The Permanent Collections in the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago: I. Introduction,” Brush and Pencil 1, 4 (1898), pp. 81, 83 (ill.); reprinted, Charles Francis Browne, Brush and Pencil: A Magazine of Art, September 1897–March 1898, vol. 1 (Chicago: Phillips & Company, 1898), p. vi.

“Chicago, ILL.: The Art Institute of Chicago,” in American Art Annual 1898 (London: Macmillan & Co., 1899), p. 140, no. 18.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1901), p. 159, no. 118.

Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy (Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901), pp. 712, n.p. ill..

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1904), p. 165, no. 118.

Karl Baedeker, The United States with an Excursion to Mexico: Handbook for Travellers, 3rd ed. (Leipzig: Karl Baedeker Firm, 1904), p. 351, no. 118; revised 4th edition, (Leipzig: Karl Baedeker Firm, 1909), p. 372, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Sculpture, Paintings and Other Objects (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1907), p. 176, no. 118.

Joris-Karl Huysmans, L’art moderne (Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1908), pp. 76–77.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Sculpture, Paintings and Other Objects (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1910), p. 169, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1913), p. 113, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1914), p. 117, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and Architecture (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1917), p. 117, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1920), p. 23, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1922), p. 23, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), p. 23, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), p. 134, no. 118.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1932), p. 150.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 126.

Ownership History

Henry Field (died 1890), Chicago; his widow Mrs. Florence Lathrop Field; given to the Art Institute, 1894.




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