Portrait of Eric Pape by Barnett McFee Clinedinst

Portrait of Eric Pape by Barnett McFee Clinedinst

Portrait of Eric Pape

Barnett McFee Clinedinst

Title

Portrait of Eric Pape

 
Artist
Year
1906  
Technique
photograph 
Image Size
8 9/16 x 6 1/2" image and sheet, tipped to a 13-7/8 x 10-7/8" support sheet 
Signature
signed in ink on support sheet, lower right by the photographer; signed in ink beneath the image by the subject. 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
signed in ink by Eric Pape and dated Feb. 1906 on support sheet beneath the photograph; on the verso, written by Pape: "Taken in Washington, D.C., on the day following the presentation of the Petition for the preservation of the Frigate Constitution, "Old 
Reference
 
Paper
photographic paper tipped onto a support sheet of heavy simlli vellum wove paper 
State
 
Publisher
Eric Pape 
Inventory ID
22050 
Price
$750.00 
Description

The subject of this photograph, Eric Pape, was born in San Francisco, California on 17 October 1870. His art studies began at the San Francisco School of Design under Emil Carlsen and he continued his studies in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. At the age of twenty-one, he was represented in the Exposition du Caire, Egypt and following years his work was included in the Paris Salon, the World's Columbian Exposition, and the California Midwinter International Exposition.

Pape opened the Eric Pape School of Art in Boston at the age of twenty-eight. In 1906, he wrote a petition to Congress from the citizens of Massachusetts to preserve the U.S. Frigate Constitution, commonly referred to as Old Ironsides, and secured 30,000 signatures.

In February 1906, Pape presented the petition to the US Congress. The illuminated parchment and scroll is permanently displayed at the Navel Museum in Washington, D.C. This photograph, signed by both the photographer and the subject was taken the day after the event.

There is an ink annotation on the verso of the support that reads "Taken in Washington, D.C., on the day following the presentation of the Petition for the preservation of the Frigate Constitution "Old Ironsides", to the United States Congress."