Artist Robert S. Duncanson, American, 1821 - 1872
Title
  • William Berthelet
Date 1846
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 × 25 inches (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Framed: 38 3/4 × 33 5/8 × 3 1/2 inches (98.4 × 85.4 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of William T. Berthelet
Accession Number 52.207
Department African American Art
On View African American W274, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed on back of canvas: R S Duncan[illegible] 1846
Inscriptions Signed and dated with brush on back of canvas: R S Duncan[illegible] 1846
1846-83, Joseph Berthelet (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Berthelet family. William Thomas Berthelet [d. 1952];
1952-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Porter, J. A. "Robert S. Duncanson, Midwestern Romantic Realist." Art in America 39, no. 3 (Oct. 1951): 122-123, 148 (ill.).

Ten Afro-American Artists of the Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., Howard University. Washington, D.C., 1967, p. 14.

Robert S. Duncanson. Exh. cat., Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, 1972, no. 3, p. 37.

Gibson, A. H. Artists of Early Michigan. Detroit, 1975, p. 95 (ill.).

Duncanson: A British-American Connection. Exh. cat., Museum of Art, North Carolina Central University. Durham, NC, no. 8.