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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Susan A. Cole, Seattle Art Museum.
Title:

Anne Page


Artist: Dennis Miller Bunker (1861 - 1890)
Date: 1887
Dimensions:
42 1/2 x 54 in. (108 x 137.2 cm)
Framed: 55 x 68 x 3 in. (139.7 x 172.7 x 7.6 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2010.84
Inscriptions: l.r., in black paint: 1887
Signed: l.r., in black paint: Dennis M. Bunker / 1887
On View
Accession Number: 2010.84
ProvenanceAnne Page; Lilias Page (Anne Page's sister), Cambridge, MA; Katharine Page Hersey (daughter of George Hyde Page, Anne Page's brother) and M. Leonard Hersey; Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard Hersey; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Gelfand, Los Angeles, CA; (Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, NY); purchased by Rita Fraad [1915-2004] and Daniel Fraad [1912-1987], Scarsdale, NY, 1990; to (Sotheby's, New York, NY), December 1, 2004, lot 165; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2004
Label TextBunker’s portrait of Anne Page is exceptional for its elegant composition, technical virtuosity, and the haunting beauty of the sitter. Bunker rendered his model’s delicate face and hands with soft, even light, and placed pink and yellow roses on a nearby dressing table to suggest that her beauty will ultimately fade. Page, a Boston socialite, was a friend and model to a number of artists, including Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
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