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George Caleb Bingham (1811 - 1879)

Lot 19: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM, (American, 1811-1879), JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, May 1844, oil on panel, 10 x 7 3/4 in. (19 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Grogan & Company

December 6, 2015
Boston, MA, US

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GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM
(American, 1811-1879)
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
May 1844, oil on panel
10 x 7 3/4 in. (19 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Provenance: Presented by the artist to his close friend James Sidney Rollins (1812-1888), then to his son, Curtis Burnam Rolilns (1853-1940), then by descent within the family.

Exhibitions: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1910, cat. no. 23.
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, George Caleb Bingham, October 2, 1967 - June 30, 1968 (label verso), cat. no. 8.; also shown: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH and The Art Galleries, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Life Portraits of John Quincy Adams, November 5, 1970-Januray 3, 1971 (label verso).


Literature: Bloch, E. Maurice, The Paintings of George Caleb Bingham, University of Missouri Press, 1986, cat. no. 133.

Other Notes: John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, recalls in his memoirs sitting for Bingham six times between the 14th and 29th of May 1844. According to art historian E. Maurice Bloch, Bingham produced this small oil on panel of Adams during these six sittings, and then, in 1850, created two additional portraits of Adams based on this work. Today, one of these later portraits hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., while the other hangs at the Detroit Institute of Arts. This painting was given by George Caleb Bingham to his close friend James Sidney Rollins (1812-1888) and has been passed down through generations of the Rollins family to the present owner.

Condition Report

Overall good condition.


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December 6, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

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