Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand
oil on canvas
152 cm × 123 cm (60 in × 48 in)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
is an 1874 painting by Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand Thomas Eakins. It is oil on canvas and depicts Benjamin H. Rand, a doctor at Jefferson Medical College who taught Eakins anatomy. In the painting, Rand is reading a book while petting a cat.
The portrait was the first Eakins made of someone outside his family.
It is a prelude to what he considered his most important painting, [1 ] (1875). Rand donated it to Jefferson Medical College when he retired. The Gross Clinic
It was purchased by
Alice L. Walton for an estimated US$20 million in April 2007, to be housed at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Adams, Henry (2005). Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist. Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-515668-4
^ Vogel, Carol (April 12, 2007). Philadelphia School Sells a Second Eakins. New York Times
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