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

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Atherton Curtis with Still Life, n.d., oil on plywood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.192

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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.

Title
Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Atherton Curtis with Still Life
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
26 5/8 x 28 7/8 in. (67.6 x 73.3cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on plywood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – fruit
  • Portrait female – Curtis, Atherton, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait male – Curtis, Atherton – bust
Object Number
1983.95.192
Palette
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