Male Nudes in a Seated Tug-of-War, ca. 1883

  • Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, American, 1844-1916

Albumen print

  • Image: 3 3/4 × 4 3/4 inches (9.5 × 12.1 cm) Mount: 4 1/4 × 6 1/2 inches (10.8 × 16.5 cm)
  • Framed: 14 5/8 × 18 5/8 × 1 3/8 inches (37.1 × 47.3 × 3.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

F77.106

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Albumen process
  • Nudes
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Albumen print
  • Males

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, (by Olympia Galleries) on verso, upper left, in black ink: eakins | olympia galleries, ltd. | philadelphia cat #0-16

Provenance

Edward H. Coates (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA); Family of Edward H. Coates (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA); Olympia Galleries, exhibition, 1976, #21 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) ; Sotheby Parke Bernet Sale, November 10, 1966, #517 (New York, New York, USA). 1977-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Onorato, Ronald J. "Photography and Teaching: Eakins at the Academy." American Art Review (July-August 1976): p. 136, no. 16 (ill.). The Olympia Galleries Collection of Thomas Eakins Photo-Graphs. Philadelphia, 1976, no. 16. Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. Thomas Eakins Photographs. New York, 1977, no. 521 (ill.).

Rights Status

Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, Male Nudes in a Seated Tug-of-War, ca. 1883, albumen print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, F77.106.