Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker)  1898

by Cecilia Beaux

Gallery label (2006): Cecilia Beaux's portrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker is an interesting pairing of artist and sitter. Drinker was Beaux's brother-in-law, a railroad executive who later became president of Lehigh University. In the 1890s, men such as Drinker were at the pinnacle of East Coast society, and their tastes shaped public life for decades. [br] Beaux was a fier...
48 x 34 5/8 in. (121.9 x 87.8 cm.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum