Sherry Sir, 1890

  • Thomas Waterman Wood, American, 1823-1903

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 24 1/4 × 18 1/4 inches (61.6 × 46.4 cm)
  • Framed: 35 5/8 × 29 5/8 × 3 5/8 inches (90.5 × 75.2 × 9.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Keene

72.257

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Genre
  • Woman
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Domestic
  • New york

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower left, on hem of apron: T. W. WOOD | 1890

Label, affixed to verso: "Reality of Appearance," 1970. | Serving Maid with Decanter and Glasses.

Provenance

from 1890, General Brayton Ives (New York, New York, USA). 1957-1959, Mr. and Mrs. John Droska (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1959-1966, Mr. and Mrs. William Kahlich (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1966-1972, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Keene (Birmingham, Michigan, USA); 1972-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Bulletin of the DIA 55, no. 2 (1977): pp. 89-91 (ill.). "Family Art Game." DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News (April 10, 1983): p. 20 (ill.). Schulman, Vanessa Meikle. "Visualizing Race at the Polling Place: Thomas Waterman Wood's American Citizens," American Art: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Spring 2019): pp. 25-51, p. 28 (repr.).

Rights Status

Thomas Waterman Wood, Sherry Sir, 1890, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Keene, 72.257.