Indiana University Art Museum Provenance Project
Thomas Beach (British, 17381806)
Portrait of John Smithson, ca. 17661799
Oil on canvas
29 ¾ x 24 ¾ in. (75.6 x 62.9 cm); frame: 37 x 31 ¾ in. (94.0 x 80.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger, 62.150
ca. 1766/1799-ca. 1881, Smithson Family Collection. Inherited by J. Smithson, Chester, England ca. 1881.
?1962, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger, New York
1962, Gift to the IU Art Museum from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger
Beach, Elise S. Thomas Beach: A Dorset Portrait Painter, Favorite Pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. London: John Bale, 1934.
Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.