Breaking All Bounds: American Women Artists (1825-1945)

AGNES RICHMOND Gloucester Rocks, Ten Pound Island Unframed

AGNES RICHMOND (1870-1964) Gloucester Rocks, Ten Pound Island, c. 1914-15 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches Estate stamp on verso

The majority of the works from this show date from the period in the nineteenth century when academic training was primarily for men. Beginning in the Gilded Age, during the rise of artists like Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942), women artists became increasingly active participants in the American art scene. As art historian Laura Prieto writes in her book on professional women artists, women eventually gained access to commissions and education because “American art schools simply could not afford to bar women students from attending classes.” Thus by 1844, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was accepting female students, signaling the “beginning of women artists’ access to indispensable professional credentials.” This exhibition brings together artworks that demonstrate the range of academic subjects mastered by many of these female artists.

Martha Bare Still Life with Roses Framed

MARTHA BARE (1864-1940) Still Life with Roses, 1891 Oil on canvas 29 x 20 ½ inches Signed lower right

SUSIE M. BARSTOW A November Frost in the Mountains Unframed

SUSIE M. BARSTOW (1836-1923) A November Frost in the Mountains Oil on canvas 14 x 20 inches Signed lower right

SUSIE M. BARSTOW  Autumn Clearing Unframed

SUSIE M. BARSTOW (1836-1923) Autumn Clearing Oil on canvas 20 x 14 inches Signed lower left

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ADELE FRANCES BEDELL (1861-1957) Landscape with Tree (recto) Oil on panel 3 7/16 x 6 1/4 inches Unsigned

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ADELE FRANCES BEDELL (1861-1957) Mountain Landscape (recto) Oil on panel 3 7/16 x 6 1/4 inches Unsigned

Julie Hart Beers After the Storm Unframed

JULIE HART BEERS (1835-1913) After the Storm Oil on panel 3 ¾ x 7 ¼ inches Signed lower left

Theresa Ferber Bernstein New York Public Library Unframed

Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890-2002) New York Public Library Oil on board 6 x 8 inches Signed verso

Harriet Bowdoin Spring Forest

Harriet Bowdoin (1880-1947) Spring Forest Mixed media on paper 14 x 20 inches (sight) Signed lower left

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ANNA RICHARDS BREWSTER (1870—1952) Miss Fidelia Bridges at Miss Brown’s, Canaan, Connecticut, ca. 1903 Oil on canvas mounted to board 8 ½ x 13 inches Signed lower left

Fidelia Bridges Seascape Unframed

Fidelia Bridges (1834 - 1923) Seascape Chromolithograph on paper 10 1/8 x 14 3/8 inches Signed in ink, lower right

FIDELIA BRIDGES  Birds in a Marshland Landscape Unframed

FIDELIA BRIDGES (1834-1923) Birds in a Marshland Landscape, 1874 Watercolor on paper 18 x 12 inches Signed and dated 1874, lower right

Agnes Brown Landscape with White Birch Unframed

AGNES BROWN (1847-1932) Landscape with White Birch Oil on board 13 5/8 x 10 ¼ inches Signed verso

REBECCA C. BUCHANAN Autumn Landscape Unframed

REBECCA C. BUCHANAN (Fl. 1870’s) Autumn Landscape Oil on canvas 17 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches Signed lower right “R. Buchanan Christy”

Minerva Josephine Chapman Lilacs Thumbnail

MINERVA JOSEPHINE CHAPMAN (1858-1947) Lilacs Oil on canvas 16 x 12 ½ inches Signed lower right Inscribed “Étude Fleurs”

Alice Preble Tucker De Haas Dogwood Blossoms Unframed

Alice Preble Tucker De Haas (1859-1920) Dogwood Blossoms Watercolor on paper 14 x 17 inches Signed lower right Original frame; exhibition label verso

MARIA R. DIXON A Quiet Moment Framed

MARIA R. DIXON (1849-1897) A Quiet Moment, 1896 Oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Signed lower left

Josephine Chamberlain Ellis Natural Bridge, Virginia

Josephine Chamberlain Ellis Natural Bridge, Virginia Oil on canvas 24 x 18 inches Signed and dated 1884, lower right

LYDIA FIELD EMMET Mother and Child in Garden Framed

LYDIA FIELD EMMET (1866-1952) Mother and Child in Garden Pastel on paper 17 x 13 1/2 inches (sight size) Signed lower right

HORTENSE TANENBAUM FERNE (1889-1976) Activity: Lower Manhattan, New York City, c. 1935 {from Brooklyn Bridge Park}

HORTENSE TANENBAUM FERNE (1889-1976) Activity: Lower Manhattan, New York City, c. 1935 {from Brooklyn Bridge Park} Oil on canvas 18 x 23 inches Signed lower left

Mary Pemberton Ginther Autumn Brook Unframed

Mary Pemberton Ginther (1869-1959) Autumn Brook Oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches Signed lower left

Alice Roney Hardwick Spring Blossoms Unframed

Alice Roney Hardwick (1876 - 1932) Spring Blossoms Oil on canvas 23 ¼ x 27 ¼ inches Signed lower left

Anna Eliza Hardy Roses Unframed

Anna Eliza Hardy (1839-1934) Roses Oil on canvas 10 x 16 inches Signed lower left Provenance: Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars

Hazel Barker Hayes  House in a Mountain Landscape Unframed

Hazel Barker Hayes (1894-1984) House in a Mountain Landscape Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Signed lower right

Claude Raguet Hirst Still-Life of Books, a Candlestick and Glasses Cropped

Claude Raguet Hirst (1855-1942) Still-Life of Books, a Candlestick and Glasses Oil on canvas 12 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches Signed lower right

Felicie Waldo Howell Red Cross Parade

FELICIE WALDO HOWELL (1897-1968) Red Cross Parade, NYC, 1917 Oil on board 12 x 14 inches Signed and dated 1917, lower right

Helen Mary Knowlton Forest Path Unframed

HELEN MARY KNOWLTON (1832-1918) Forest Path Oil on canvas 28 ½ x 22 ½ inches Signed lower right

Sophie Ley Apple Blossoms Unframed

Sophie Ley (1849 - 1918) Apple Blossoms Oil on canvas mounted on board 19 7/8 x 26 5/8 inches Signed and dated 1893, lower right

CAROLINE LORD Along the River Bank Unframed

CAROLINE LORD (1860-1927) Along the River Bank, 1918 Oil on canvas 16 x 22 inches Signed and dated 1918, lower right

Mary Fairchild Low Battleships on Hudson Unframed

MARY FAIRCHILD LOW (1858-1946) Battleships on the Hudson River, 1919 Oil on canvas 22 x 29 inches Signed and dated 1919, lower right

CLARA LOTTE VON MARCARD-CUCUEL  Magnolias Unframed

CLARA LOTTE VON MARCARD-CUCUEL (c. 1915-1955) Magnolias Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches Signed lower right

Edith Frances Marsden Springtime in the Forest Unframed

Edith Frances Marsden (1880-1946) Springtime in the Forest Oil on board 16 x 12 inches Signed lower right

Amanda M. McLean Still-life with Apples and Wine Unframed

Amanda M. McLean (c. 1822–1874) Still-life with Apples and Wine Oil on tin 13 x 16 inches Signed and dated 1865, lower right

Adah Clifford Murphy Girl in a Green Dress Unframed

Adah Clifford Murphy (1859-1949) Girl in a Green Dress Pastel on canvas 14 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches Signed lower left

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Newhall Near Plainfield NY Framed

KATE W. NEWHALL (1840—1917) Near Plainfield, NY [In the Gorge], 1881 Oil on canvas 16 x 25 inches Signed lower left Signed, dated 1881, and inscribed with title, verso

Mina Fonda Ochtman Apple Blossoms Greenwich CT Unframed

Mina Fonda Ochtman (1862-1924) Apple Blossoms, Greenwich, CT Oil on panel 12 x 16 inches Signed lower left Provenance: Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars

IRENE  E.  PARMELLE  (PARMELY)  Still  Life  (The  Cherry  Pail)

IRENE E. PARMELLE (PARMELY) (d. 1939) Still Life (The Cherry Pail) Oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches

Pauline Palmer On the Beach Unframed

PAULINE PALMER (1867-1938) On the Beach Watercolor on paper 6 x 8 inches Signed “Pauline Palmer,” lower right; Titled and signed again, verso

Jane Peterson Street Scene in Biskra

Jane Peterson (1876-1965) Street Scene in Biskra, c. 1908 Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches Signed lower right

Suzanne C. Porter Lake Placid, Adirondacks Unframed

Suzanne C. Porter (c.1839 – 1887) Lake Placid, Adirondacks, c.1879 Oil on board 6 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches Signed at lower right

Edith Prellwitz  Chanin Building, Midtown Manhattan Unframed

Edith Prellwitz (1864 - 1944) Chanin Building, Midtown Manhattan,1929 Oil on canvas 36 ¼ x 29 ¼ inches Signed and dated 1929, lower right

ELIZABETH H. REMINGTON Hudson Valley Landscape Unframed

ELIZABETH H. REMINGTON (1826/7-1917) Hudson Valley Landscape Oil on canvas 20 x 30 inches Signed lower right and Inscribed, NY

AGNES RICHMOND Gloucester Rocks, Ten Pound Island Unframed

AGNES RICHMOND (1870-1964) Gloucester Rocks, Ten Pound Island, c. 1914-15 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches Estate stamp on verso

Florence Robinson Woman Seated in Chair Unframed

Florence Vincent Robinson (1874-1937) Woman Seated in Chair Watercolor on paper 15 x 11 inches

Florence Vincent Robinson A Market Place, Collioure, Southern France Unframed

Florence Vincent Robinson (1874-1937) A Market Place, Collioure, Southern France, Ca. 1890-1900 Watercolor on paper 11 x 15 inches (sight size) Signed lower right

GRACE COCHRANE SANGER  Woman with Red Parasol Unframed

GRACE COCHRANE SANGER (b. 1881) Woman with Red Parasol Oil on board 16 x 12 inches Signed on verso

GRACE COCHRANE SANGER  Woman in an Interior Unframed

GRACE COCHRANE SANGER (b. 1881) Woman in an Interior Watercolor on paper 11 ½ x 8 ½ inches Signed lower right

MARGARETT W. MCKEAN SARGENT  Stepping Out

MARGARETT W. MCKEAN SARGENT (1892-1978) Stepping Out, 1916 Bronze 14 x 6 x 8 inches Signed and dated on base

Olga Sorensen Still-life with Pipe, Books and Jar Unframed

Olga Sorensen (1877 - 1963) Still-life with Pipe, Books and Jar Oil on canvas 11 x 16 inches Signed and dated 1900, lower right

ELIZABETH SPARHAWK-JONES Woman in an Interior Unframed

ELIZABETH SPARHAWK-JONES (1885-1968) Woman in an Interior Oil on canvas 16 x 22 inches

Agnes Louise Symmers The Artist's Garden, Rye, New York

AGNES LOUISE SYMMERS (1882 – 1941) The Artist’s Garden, Rye, NY Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Signed lower left

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VIRGINIA CHANDLER TITCOMB (1838-1912) In the Catskills, Looking Towards Hunter Mountain Oil on canvas 9 x 14 inches Inscribed with title and initials on stretcher, verso

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Rebecca (Newbold) Van Trump (1859—1935) Child Dancing 60 x 30 inches Oil on canvas Signed lower right: R. Van Trump

Mary Josephine Walters Study of Ferns Unframed

MARY JOSEPHINE WALTERS (1837-1883) Study of Ferns Oil on canvas 6 x 8 inches Signed lower center

Mary Josephine Walters Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds

MARY JOSEPHINE WALTERS (1837-1883) Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds Oil on canvas 13 ¼ x 23 ¾ inches Inscribed in pencil on the stretcher

Miss M. J. Whaley  Beach Scene at Coney Island

Miss. M.J. Whaley (American 1871-1938) Beach Scene at Coney Island, 1905 Watercolor on paper 10 1/8 x 14 1/4 inches Signed and dated lower right: M.J. Whaley

Laura Woodward Home in the Wilderness Unframed

LAURA WOODWARD (1834-1926) Home in the Wilderness, 1877 Oil on panel 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches Signed and dated, lower left

Minnie Rankin Wyman Tabletop Bouquet Unframed

Minnie Rankin Wyman (1871-1963) Tabletop Bouquet, 1888 Oil on canvas 15 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches Signed and dated 1888, lower left