Portait of James F. Kemp (1859-1926); verso: Portrait of Mario Chamlee (1892-1966)

Object Number: 
1990.1.21
Date: 
1925
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 3 13/16 in. ( 14.9 x 9.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription and date: lower center (recto): "James F. Kemp / Feb. 24, 1925" inscriptions: upper center (recto): "Great Well" and upper right (recto): "1185" signature: lower left (verso): "W.H.W." inscriptions and date: lower right (verso): "Mario Cham
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along upper edge in graphite: "Great well / 1185"; signed by sitter at lower center: "James F. Kemp -- / Feb. 24. 1925."; verso signed and inscribed at lower left: "W.H.W."; at lower right: "1925 / Chamlee"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Mario Chamlee"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
A geologist, James F. Kemp became scientific director of New York Botanical Gardens in 1898. Mario Chamlee was an operatic tenor whose national debut, as Cavaradossi, in "La Tosca," took place November 22, 1920, at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group