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Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Atherton Curtis with Still Life

n.d. Henry Ossawa Tanner Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1859 Died: Paris, France 1937 oil on plywood 26 5/8 x 28 7/8 in. (67.6 x 73.3cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins 1983.95.192 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 11B

Luce Center Label

Atherton Curtis was a wealthy American living in France who made his fortune in medicine patents. The couple, who supported many artists, met Henry Ossawa Tanner in 1897 and became ardent supporters of his art. Tanner later used the composition of this portrait in a painting of Christ sitting down to dinner with Lazarus and his sister.


Object - fruit

Portrait female - Curtis, Atherton, Mrs. - bust

Portrait male - Curtis, Atherton - bust


paint - oil

wood - plywood