Project Description

Henry Roderick Newman, 1843-1917
View of Florence, 1877
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 inches
Signed and dated at lower right center: H R Newman 1877
Antique American frame with outside dimensions, 36-1/4  x 46-3/8


New York, National Academy of Design Annual Exhibition, 1877, no. 21,  priced at $600.


Ben Bidwell & Co.
Given to Joseph F. Elliott by his employer, above, in the 1920s.
Inherited by Marie Elliott (nee Bass), his second wife.
Inherited by her stepdaughter,  the owner’s mother, in 1965.
Inherited by present owner in 2002.


Royal W. Leith, A Quiet Devotion: The Life and Work of Henry Roderick Newman, New York, The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, 1996,   Exhibition History  p. 116,  [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][unlocated].

Royal W. Leith, “New Light on Henry Roderick Newman as an oil painter: Recent rediscoveries” The Magazine Antiques,  October 2007,  pp 106


The canvas has been relined onto a new stretcher.  The original stretcher retains the Venetian label below and inscription in pencil: ELLIOTT / WO(O)DMERE.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]