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William H. Beard in his Tenth Street Studio

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1865
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 16 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. ( 41 x 33.3 cm ) Overall (with accessory): 22 1/4 × 19 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (56.5 × 48.9 × 6 cm)
Description: The painting depicts the artist at his easel in his Tenth Street Studio, surrounded by stuffed animal heads, animal models, and skulls, as well as other accoutrements. Thomas LeClear was the artist's father in law.
Credit Line: Purchase, Watson Fund
Object Number: 1992.8
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Marks: signed: lower right: "T. Le Clear"

Exhibitions:

"In Focus: Portrait and Small Paintings from the Society's Collections," New-York Historical Society, January 9, 2001-March 24, 2002.