Charles Evans Hughes, Jr.

(543)
1954–55
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Inscriptions unknown
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Notes

Notes: This portrait was commissioned by Mr. William T. Gossett and painted posthumously from a photograph. The commission is mentioned in correspondence with Mr. Gossett and in ED letters to his sister. January 25, 1954 journal, letter from Bill Gossett, CEH Jr portrait ok at $1500, try to have done by 1 August, 40/50, April 24 "To Marjorie Hughes [Mrs. CEH, Jr.] Got photos of Charlie.", 27 "To New York County Lawyers Assn 14 Vesey St to see portraits.", June 1 "talk Bill Gossett. ck for $500=", 2 "Gossett errands", 25-26, stretching 40/50 for Hughes portrait, 29, squaring off for portrait, 3, 5 "head OK. 4 1/4"", 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, August 4, 9 "decided to abandon the 40/50 of Charlie.", 26 "wrote Bill Gossett", September 15 "wrote Bill Gossett twice - sent him ck for $400 & said I'd continue with portrait.", 19 "Letter fr Bill gossett - 'go ahead'.", 29 "began re-commencement 40/50.", 30, October 1, 4, 8, 12, November 1, 5, 29, 30, December 2, 7, 8.

1955: January 17, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 31 /,February 2, 3, 14,16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, March 2, 7, 10, 11, 12 "(head better)", 25, April 6, 7, 11, 15 "finished head of Charlie.", 18, 19,20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 29, May 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 "Portrait, has gotten me very 'down'. painted & improved matters.", 17, 18 "wrote Bill gossett", 19, 20 "finish portrait of Charlie over 10 mos.", June 2 "finished Charlie", 8 "Budworth came for Charlie portrait.", 18 "portrait paid for",

Provenance

Prov Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (Mrs. William T.)
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Exhibition History

No known exhibitions