Portrait of Mr. Wiley

  • Kenyon Cox, Portrait of Mr. Wiley, 1894, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing, 1983.114.7

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Further research might establish the relationship between Mr. Wiley and Kenyon Cox. In the year he painted this portrait, Cox was under contract with Bowdoin College to create mural decorations for the new Walker Art Center, designed by prominent architect Charles F. McKim. Wiley sits in a library, which suggests that he might have been a member of Bowdoin’s academic community.

Title
Portrait of Mr. Wiley
Artist
Date
1894
Location
Dimensions
15 x 17 in. (38.1 x 43.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter – book
  • Architecture Interior – civic – library
  • Portrait male – Wiley, Mr. – knee length
Object Number
1983.114.7
Palette
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