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Portrait of Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecilia Beaux, American, 1855 - 1942

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

64 × 34 1/2 inches (162.6 × 87.6 cm) Framed: 6 feet 2 inches × 45 1/2 inches × 4 inches (188 × 115.6 × 10.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

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Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1966

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Here Beaux paints her nephew in her signature quick and brushstroke-heavy style. The artist’s familiarity with her sitter makes her just as successful in capturing his personality as she is at recording his likeness. Widely exhibited shortly after its completion, this portrait helped make Beaux a much-sought-after portraitist.

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