McFadden Room in National Gallery of Art

ID: 85-7054

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1928

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 34, Folder 6

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Summary

McFadden Room, National Gallery of Art (NGA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), at the United States National Museum (USNM) building, now known as the Natural History Building (NHB), installation photograph, May 28, 1928. South and East walls. Large standing portrait of George Washington, flanked by two smaller portrait paintings, fill the center wall. Seven portraits are seen on the adjacent wall to the right, and one large painting in slightly visible on the wall to the left. Interior structure of USNM building is visible above the installation. John Howard McFadden donated the collection of British Old Masters, 43 portraits and landscapes of the British School, to the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, and the collection was displayed at the NCFA from 1923 to 1928, while that museum was being built.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • McFadden, John Howard Art collections
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • United States National Museum
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • McFadden Collection of British Old Masters
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For additional information, see the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1923, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925, pp. 52-53, and Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1928, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1929, p. 55. See also Catalogue of the collection of pictures formed by John H. McFadden, esq. of Philadelphia, Pa., by W. Roberts. London, Privately printed at the Chiswick press, 1917.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 34, Folder 6

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1928

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

85-7054

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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