Object Detail


Date
1916
Period
20th century
Media
Drawing in charcoal
Measurements
23 ½ x 17 ½ inches
Subject Category
Man/People
Portrait
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 2015.1
Accession No
2015.1
Context
During the summers of 1916 and 1917 Seyffert made charcoal portraits of Stokowski and other prominent members of a growing musical community in Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Stokowski achieved fame as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and in 1916, with the first American performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony no. 8, performed with nearly a thousand singers and an orchestra of 110 players on the stage of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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