Portrait Of Douglass Morgan Hall (c. 1889) by Thomas Eakins

Portrait Of Douglass Morgan Hall - Thomas Eakins - c. 1889

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait Of Douglass Morgan Hall
ArtistThomas Eakins
Datec. 1889
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions24 x 20 inches
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum Of Art

About Portrait Of Douglass Morgan Hall

Portrait of Douglass Morgan Hall is a significant piece of artwork created by Thomas Eakins in 1889. Eakins, an American realist painter, sculptor, photographer, and teacher, was known for his realistic style. The painting measures 61 × 50.8 cm (24 × 20 in) and currently resides at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The subject of the painting is Douglass Morgan Hall, who was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when Eakins painted him. The portrait features Hall dressed in formal attire and gazing directly into the viewer’s eyes. This direct gaze is a signature element in many of Eakins’ portraits.

Portrait of Douglass Morgan Hall is an excellent example not only of Eakins’ realistic style but also his ability to capture his subjects’ personalities.

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