November 27, 2022 06:12 AM EST


Frank Duveneck (American, 1848-1918), Portrait of Joseph Henry Gest

Portrait of Joseph Henry Gest

oil on canvas

inscribed Painted by / F. Duveneck / J. H. Gest / C. J. Barnhorn on reverse of canvas, l.c.

housed in a carved gilt wood frame

29.25 x 24.25 in. (sight)

J. H. Gest (1859-1935) was a prominent figure in the Cincinnati art world of the late 19th-early 20th century. He is mostly remembered as the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (1902-1932) and of Rookwood Pottery (1913-1934). An artist himself, he worked in the oil and watercolor mediums, and specialized in regional landscapes. He worked closely with his friend, Frank Duveneck.




Provenance: From the collection of the sitter; thence by descent in the family to the present owner.

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