Lot 51George Henry Story
The Organ Grinder
Signed C. H. Story and dated 77. (ll)
Oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
Vose Gallery, Boston
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Private collection, New York
Private collection, MD since January 19, 2000
Clinton, New York, Hamilton College, Emerson Gallery, The Art of Music: American Paintings of Musical Instruments 1770-1910, April 7 - June 3, 1984, traveling to New York, NY, Whitney Museum, , July 19 - Sept. 19, 1984 and other venues
Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn College, The Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Tides of Immigration: Romantic Visions and Urban Realities, Oct. 7 - Dec. 2, 1986
Celia Betsky, The Art of Music: American Paintings and Musical Instruments, 1770-1910, Clinton, NY, Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, 1984
Peter Trippi, Life Outdoors, Fine Art Connoisseur, Nov./Dec. 2006, illus. p. 26
George Henry Story was a prominent American genre painter, portraitist, and museum curator of the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While he was working in Washington, he was commissioned to paint a portrait of President Lincoln, making pencil sketches in the Oval Office and posing the President for his first official photograph. (American Art Analog, 1986, vol.1, p.272) Public collections of his work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, where he served as a curator from 1889-1906, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, where he served as Curator of Painting from 1899 until his death in 1922, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
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