Elihu Vedder (American, 1836-1923)
Poetess Casting her Verses to the Winds, c. 1880
Initialed or inscribed "V." l.r., titled and signed "...E. Vedder" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (15.8 x 22.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, subtle varnish inconsistencies.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Frank J. Dutcher (1850-1930) of Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent to his son, Warren W. Dutcher, Jr., Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent, Massachusetts.
Literature: Elihu Vedder, "Appendix: A List of the Works of V. Sold Since the Year 1856," The Digressions of V: Written for his Own Fun and That of His Friends (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910), p. 481.
Exhibitions: Williams and Everett Gallery, Boston, 1880.
The retouch is strokes within the shadows, primarily in her skirts and surrounding the lyre. The monogram on the face is reinforced.