Portrait of a Young Man

Jens Juel (Danish, 1745–1802)
Portrait of a Young Man, 1775

Oil on canvas
29 3/4 x 22 7/8 in. (75.6 x 58.1 cm)
Gift of Pat Howard, 91.191


unknown date, Dr. Alfred Bader purchased from Gunnar Mikkelson, Copenhagen, Denmark

?–ca. 1975, Collection of Dr. Alfred Bader, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ca. 1975, Leland and Pat Howard purchased from Dr. Alfred Bader, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ca. 1975–1991, Collection of Leland and Pat Howard, Rockville, Indiana

1991, Gift to the IU Art Museum from Pat Howard


September 10–October 10, 1982, "The Wabash Valley Collects: An Exhibition of Art from Private Collections," Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana, cat. no. 14 (as: Attributed to Joseph Wright of Derby, "W. Brown, I am 12")

March 29–May 14, 2000, “About Face: Two Thousand Years of Portraiture at Indiana University,” IU Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

September 20-December 21, 2008, "The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914," IU Art Museum, Bloomington

Alternate Titles

W. Brown, I am 12

Previous Attributions

Joseph Wright of Derby


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.