Herself

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1913

Artist:

Robert Henri
American, 1865–1929

About this artwork

Robert Henri painted Himself and Herself (Irish terms of endearment for a husband and wife) during a summer trip to Ireland; the canvases depict the fisherman Johnnie Cummings and his wife, Biddy. The rich hues and thick, lush paint add depth to the works, while the figures’ elusive expressions and informal poses give them a brusque, forthright quality. Each portrait reveals a distinctive character and, according to Henri, was meant to be a dynamic example of “humanity in the making, in the living.”

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

Robert Henri

Title

Herself

Origin

United States

Date

1913

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed: Robert Henri (l. center)

Dimensions

81.3 × 66 cm (32 × 26 in.)

Credit Line

Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1924.911

Extended information about this artwork

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