Self-Portrait

Susan Macdowell Eakins

Self-Portrait

Artist:

Susan Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938)

Date:

1910-20

Medium:

Oil on fabric, mounted on masonite

Dimensions:

20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)

Accession #:

1985.68.39.2

Credit Line:

Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection, purchased with the partial support of the Pew Memorial Trust and the Henry C. Gibson Fund

Copyright:

This portrait was probably among the last Susan painted before her death in 1938 at age 87. While a sensitive and penetrating work, this painting lacks the strong sense of structure and draftsmanship evident on its comparison to her work in this genre of a decade earlier (1985.68.39.2). A date of about 1935 is appropriate, given her appearance and the deterioration of her painting skills after the age of 83.