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Lucy Turner Joy

Lucy Turner Joy

Lucy Turner Joy

Lucy Turner Joy

Date: 1897

Artist: Anders Leonard Zorn, Swedish, 1860–1920

Medium: oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (61.6 x 76.8 cm)
framed: 37 5/8 in. x 44 in. x 3 3/4 in. (95.6 x 111.8 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 97:1917
Place made:United States
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 217
Notes:The Swedish artist Anders Zorn enjoyed great commercial success as a painter of the rich and famous in fin-de-siècle America. In the mid-1890s he visited St. Louis where he received commissions to paint several prominent notables including the sitter here who was the wife of a local cotton broker, Duncan Joy. The painting highlights Zorn’s virtuoso Impressionist brushwork. The sitter relaxes on a green armchair while her left hand plays with a ribbon on the sleeve of her dress.
Provenance- 1917
Lucy Turner Joy (b.1871), Jamestown, RI, USA; St. Louis, MO, acquired from the artist [1]

1917 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Lucy Turner Joy [2]

[1] The sitter in this portrait, Lucy Turner Joy, lent the picture to the Museum prior to the Museum purchasing the work from her in 1917. The start date of the loan is not known [letters to and from Lucy Turner Joy dating from August 24 - December 31, 1917, Robert A. Holland Director's Correspondence, Archives, Saint Louis Art Museum].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, October 26, 1917.
Exhibition History
Title: Exhibition of Paintings by Anders Zorn
Date: December 15, 1924 - January 18, 1925
Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art

Title: Zorn: Paintings, Graphics, and Sculpture
Date: March 27-June 6 1986
Venue: Birmingham Museum of Art
Venue: The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Title: Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Date: November 9, 2013 - May 18, 2014

Publication History
Title: City Art Museum Catalogue of Paintings
Edition: 3
Year Published: 1924

Title: Your Museum Transformed
Year Published: 2013

Title: Anders Zorn Självbiografiska Anteckningar
Year Published: 2004

Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings With Biographical Data and Descriptive Notes, City Art Museum Saint Louis
Year Published: 1918

Title: Zorn: Paintings, Graphics, and Sculpture
Year Published: 1986

Title: Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter
Year Published: 2013

Title: Exhibition of Paintings by Anders Zorn
Year Published: 1924

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