Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine

Robert S. Duncanson American, 1821 - 1872

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About the Artwork

Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine

1871

Robert S. Duncanson

1821 - 1872

American

Unknown

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 28 1/2 × 49 inches (72.4 × 124.5 cm) Framed: 42 3/8 × 63 × 6 inches (107.6 × 160 × 15.2 cm)

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African American Art

Gift of the Estate of Ralzemond D. Parker

F80.215

Copyright not assessed, please contact [email protected].

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Signed, lower right: R. S. Duncanson Cinti. O. 1871

Signed, dated and inscribed, lower right: R. S. Duncanson Cinti. O. 1871

Provenance

1871-1874, Charles Sumner (Virginia, USA). 1874-1884, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). 1884-1888, Mrs. Phoebe Duncanson. from 1888, Ralzemond Parker (Detroit, Michigan, USA). to 1983, Ralzemond D. Parker (Washington, D.C., USA)

1983-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Monroe Commercial, September 14, 1871, 3.

Detroit Free Press, September 15 and 16, 1871, 1.

Detroit Daily Union, September 16, 1871, 4.

Detroit Daily Post, September 16, 1871, 4.

Daily Cincinnati Commercial, December 27, 1872, 8.

Pacific Appeal (San Francisco), November 14, 1874, 1.

The Aldine (Virginia), February 1875, 277.

Porter, J. 1936, p. 21.

Porter, J. 1951, pp. 140, 151.

Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection. Elleine Stones to James Porter, February 11, 1953.

Parks. 1989, pp. 24, 42.

Ketner. 1983, pp. 45-46.

Washington. 1985, p. 63.

Pringle. 1985, p. 48.

Muskegon and Detroit, 1987, pp. 66-67.

Ketner. 1993, pp. 169, 174-176, pl. 20, 204, no. 143.

Buick, Kirsten Pai. Bulletin of the DIA 86, no. 1/4 (2012): 15.

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna. "From Poetry into Paint: Robert S Duncanson and the Song of Hiawatha." In Terra Foundation Essays. Vol. 6, Intermedia, Frohne, Ursula, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022, pp. 106-107, no. 10 (ill.).

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Robert S. Duncanson, Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, 1871, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Estate of Ralzemond D. Parker, F80.215.

Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine
Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine