Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973
R. Sturgis Ingersoll
Portrait of R. Sturgis Ingersoll
Dimensions (HxWxD): 17 x 10 x 12; with base: 21 1⁄2 x 10 x 12 in.
Acc. No.: 1961-12-1
Credit Line: Purchased with funds contributed by the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, and the Staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1961
Photo credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art
- 1961, Purchased with funds contributed by the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, and the Staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Museum's website, 15 March 2015
- Museum's website, 15 March 2015:
Lipchitz commemorated his friendship with R. Sturgis Ingersoll in this striking bronze portrait, which was commissioned by the trustees and staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art upon Ingersoll's retirement as president of the Museum's board. The two men met in 1942 and soon became fast friends, with Ingersoll eventually replacing Dr. Barnes as the artist's foremost patron and collector. As Lipchitz later explained, Ingersoll's friendship, support, and encouragement helped to convince him that he could repeat the success of his Paris years in the United States.