New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. Accession Number: 2013.09
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. Gift of Amy Sullivan and Iden Goodman in loving memory of Jean Goodman.Accession Number: 2013.09.
| Image Notes
Reference Two "Trade Mark" images:
Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a Young Girl, 1623-24, Prince of Lichtenstein Collection, Vaduz
Arrow Collar Man (advertising image)
The portrait is generally taken to be a portrait of the painter's daughter Clara Serena Rubens who died in 1624 at the age of 12.
Signed and inscribed on the reverse. "Trade Mark" / / George Deem / June, 1966 / 36 x 24
(The size in inches was written erroneously by George Deem; the painting is 26 x 24 inches)
The painting is framed in the artist's original strip frame.
There is a label attached to the stretcher:
Henri gallery 1500 21st St
N.W. Washington D.C.
Artist: George Deem
Title: Trade mark
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 25" w. x 26 1/2" (inaccurate approximation)
The Henri Gallery records are in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.archives.si.edu.
Art gallery, Washington, D.C. Operated by Henrietta Ehrsam (d. 1996), known as Henri. Est. 1957 in Alexandria, Virginia, moving ten years later to 21st and P Sts. in Washington, D.C. Among the artists exhibited were the painters of the Washington Color School, and young artists. George's connection to the Henri Gallery was through his association with May Wilson.She referred his work to the Henri Gallery. That was how George's 1966 painting "Trade Mark" came to be sold through the Henri Gallery. (Ronald Vance email to Steve Weintraub at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, September 24, 2008).