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Untitled (Benefit Exhibition for St. Luke's Home and Hospital, Utica, NY)

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Untitled (Benefit Exhibition for St. Luke's Home and Hospital, Utica, NY)

Attributed to: Harris & Greene (active Utica, New York, 1889-1903)

Date: 1899
Medium: Black and white photograph on matboard
Signed: Lower right on board: 'Harris and Greene, Utica'
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 2008.7
Label Text
While there is no evidence when Rachel and Frederick Proctor purchased Jules Breton's Young Women Going to a Procession (PC.10), or at what price, it was in Utica by at least the spring of 1899. From April 10-22 of that year the couple loaned it to a local benefit exhibition for St. Luke's Home and Hospital. An unlabeled photograph in the Museum's collection (PC. 2008.7) shows the painting hanging "salon style" among at least three other pictures the Proctors owned which are now in the permanent collection: Bonheur (PC.7), Chialiva (PC.19), and Israels (PC.58). This unidentified photograph probably depicts one corner of the St. Luke's benefit exhibition. The likelihood of this is based on the evidence of a pendant photograph in the collection- stamped"Harris & Greene/ Utica, N.Y." (PC. 2008.6)-- which shows an adjacent section of the same exhibition with four Proctor paintings that are now in the collection. One of these, Constant Troyon's Duck Pond (PC. 106) was listed as number 97 in the benefit exhibition's accompanying brochure. The other three works depicted in the photograph are Camphausen (PC.810), Israels (PC.58) and Chevilliard (PC.17).

PDS, April 2006
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