Born: New York, New York 1853
Died: Munich, Germany 1926
oil on canvas 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. (28.4 x 22.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Emily Dorothy Ammann
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 10B
Luce Center Label
According to an inscription, this painting shows a monkey named Chico that lived in Herman Hartwich's studio. The artist had just punished him for behaving badly, which probably explains the creature's downcast expression. The rough outlines and unfinished edges suggest that Hartwich painted this piece quickly, perhaps because the monkey did not stay still for very long.
- This object is featured in the Luce Center's Mix Tape.
Animal - monkey
State of being - mood - meditation
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Herman Hartwich
Born: New York, New York 1853 Died: Munich, Germany 1926