Artist John Haberle, American, 1856-1933
Title
  • Grandma's Hearthstone
Date 1890
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 99 x 66 inches (251.5 x 167.6 cm)
Framed: 100 1/4 x 70 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (254.6 x 179.4 x 6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of C. W. Churchill in memory of his father
Accession Number 50.31
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W290, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, upper right: J. Haberle | 1890
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper right: J. Haberle | New Haven | Ct. | 1890
commissioned by James T. Abbe (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA).
1893, Marvin Preson.
1918, Charles Churchill family.
C. W. Churchill;
1950-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"It Fooled the Cat." The Evening Leader. New Haven , CT., Saturday, June 10, 1893, p. 2.

"Haberle's Masterpiece." The Evening Leader. New Haven, CT., Tuesday, May 15, 1894, p. 3.

Frankenstein, Alfred. "Haberle: or the Illusion of the Real." American Magazine of Art 41 (October 1948): pp. 222-227 (fig. 5).

Richardson, E. P. "Grandma's Hearthstone by John Haberle." Bulletin of the DIA 31, 1 (1950-52): pp. 9-10 (ill.).

Haberle Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., The New Britain Museum of American Art. 1962 (ill.).

Wilmerding, John. Pittura Americana Dell’Ottocento. Milan, 1967, p. 75 (ill.).

Wilmerding, John. Audubon, Homer, Whistler. New York, 1970, pp. 15, 67 (col. ill.).

Reality of Appearance. Exh. cat., The National Gallery of Art. Washington D.C., 1970, p. 122 (ill.).

John Haberle Master of Illusion. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Springfield, MA, 1985, p. 11, 45, no. 10 (fig. 8).

Detroit Athletic Club News 84, 9 (December 1999): cover illustration.

American Beauty: Painting and Sculpture from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1770-1920. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2002, pp. 30-31, no. 21.