Ronald Vance and Others
| Image Notes
Top row left to right: Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Napoleon I, 1812 (Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore); David Wilkie, Self-Portrait, c. 1804-05 (National Galleries of Scotland); George Deem, American Farmer, 1967 or 1969 (Private Collection, Palmetto, Georgia); Titian, Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, 1516, Frick Collection, New York; Eugene Delacroix, Self-Portrait, c. 1837 (Louvre, Paris); Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Sir. Thomas More, 1527 (Frick Collection, New York).
Bottom row left to right: Raeburn, Portrait of a Man; Andrea del Sarto, Portrait of a Young Man, c. 1517 (National Gallery, London); Johan Zoffany, Portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1772 (Tate Collection, London); J. C. Leyendecker, Arrow Collar Man, n.d. (New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut); Velazquez, Portrait of Phillip IV, 1655 (Prado, Madrid); George Deem, Ronald Vance, 1969 (Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut).
Twelve canvases assembled on a wooden support in a single frame. When speaking about this work George Deem made reference to the format of medieval altarpieces. George Deem later disassembled this work. Other than American Farmer (retitled Indiana Farmer), Portrait of a Man by Raeburn (altered by George Deem in 1992 and retitled Man by Raeburn Shaving) Arrow Collar Man and Ronald Vance, the present location of the eight other paintings is unknown. (Note by Ronald Vance 4/6/2013).
| Artist's Notes
1977 Allan Stone has following paintings: Ronald Vance and Others, 1969. 71 x 39 inches (no photo)
right to left: Holbein, Delacroix, Titian, American Farmer, David Wilkie, Isabey Ronald Vance, Velazquez, Arrow Collar, Zoffany, Raeburn (George Deem inadvertently omitted Andrea del Sarto between Zoffany and Raeburn. Note by Ronald Vance 5/18/2012).
"Ronald Vance and Others" March 1969. The frame has been cropped in the photo -- and clumsily cropped as you can see. There are 12 (twelve) separate canvases of varying sizes, joined with a single frame for all of them, the frame following the shape as shown in the photo. The composition then is a kind of iconostasis. (This painting was) exhibited in my show (at Allan Stone Gallery) in May 1969. "Ronald Vance and Others" was also exhibited again in a Denver Colorado museum show surveying ten years of painting 1960-1970 (American Report on the Sixties, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, October 29-December 7, 1969). (George Deem, letter to Udo Kultermann, April 6, 1971)