Portrait, Mrs. Paul Baugh by William J. Edmonson (1868-1966)

Verso Inscribed: Portrait Sketch of Mrs. Paul Baugh 1905

Portrait, Mrs. Paul Baugh by William J. Edmonson (1868-1966)

A beautiful composition displaying the artists abundant use of color and remarkable patterns of light and dark.

Mrs. Paul Baugh (nee Josephine Fay Glasser, 1879-1926) wife of Paul Baugh (1879-1938) of Philadelphia, son of the wealthy Daniel Baugh (1836- 1921), a chemical magnate who devoted his time to civic and philanthropic ventures.

William John Edmondson studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts of Philadelphia and then in Paris at Academie Julian with the noted classical figural painters Adophe William Bouguereau, Jean-Paul Laurens, Tony Robert-Fleury, and Jules Lefebvre. Edmondson studied primarily with Lefebvre but would have received lessons with the Adolphe Bouguereau as well.

He also studied with Impressionist painter Edmond Aman-Jean. Afterward, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with National Academicians Robert Vonnoh and William Merritt Chase.

He later settled in Cleveland where he joined the Society of Artists of Cleveland and remained there most of his life. Western Reserve University, Society for Savings, Municipal Collection of Cleveland, Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the State House in Columbus all have work(s) of his in their collections.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum; Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA;
Columbus Museum of Art; Monterey Museum of Art, Western Reserve University
Museum; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN.

EXHIBITIONS:
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art: 1890-1895, 1906, 1912-19, 1925-29 (Toppan prize, 1890).
Art Institute of Chicago: 1896, 1917-19
Corcoran (Washington, D.C.): 1912, 1916, 1919, 1930, 1932

Pan-Pacific International Exhibition, 1915
Cleveland Museum of Art: 1919 (medal, First prize), 1923 (prize).

Item Date: 1920s

Measurement: Frame: 24.75" x 31"; view: 15.5" x 21.5"

Material: Oil on canvas

Item Condition: Fine original condition including stretcher; gilt frame is modern

Date Added: October 17, 2021

Date Sold: February 9, 2024

SOLD

SKU 1125-68

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