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C.E.S. Wood

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Julian Alden Weir, C.E.S. Wood, 1901, oil on canvas, Gift of Erskine Biddle Wood, public domain, 1999.82

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Title

C.E.S. Wood

Artist

Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919)

Related People

pictured in: Charles Erskine Scott Wood (American, 1852-1944)

Date

1901

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

45 3/4 in x 39 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: To C.E.S.W. / J.A.W. / 1901, lower right corner

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Erskine Biddle Wood

Accession Number

1999.82

Copyright

public domain

Terms

artists

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

painters

paintings

portraits

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

A gifted landscape artist, Julian Alden Weir also achieved a reputation for his thoughtful portraits. He painted this likeness of his good friend and patron C.E.S. Wood in 1901. Wood, one of the founders of the Portland Art Museum, first met Weir at West Point in the 1870s and the two remained close friends.

In this painting, Weir shows us both sides of Wood—his bourgeois prosperity is suggested in his bearing, and his bohemian tastes in the flowing folds of his shirt, cravat, and casually styled hair.

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