The Complete Works of Philippe Smit
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Photo: Christopher Burke Studios, NY; © FdDPS
Old photograph of the pastel before being cut (LNC archives).


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Classification: Pastel »
Theme: figurative »
Medium: Pastel »
Support: on cardboard »
Year(s): 1920 »
PS 206 (P 1507; LNC 137)
Anton Zelling
Alternate title: Portrait of Anton Zelling
Before 1920, reworked at a later date
Pastel on cardboard
25 5/8 x 14 13/16 in. (65 x 37.5 cm)
Neither signed, nor dated
On the back: exposition label Philadelphia and a handwritten label: Portrait of Anton Zelling/ N° 1507/ Mr. & Mrs. T. P upper center and towards upper center respectively; a small label: Mr & Mrs/ T. P/ 1507 on the frame upper center.
Inv. Berendina Hubscher, n.d. [ante 1952], s.n., private archives: no. [33] [P 1507], p. [1], Pastels: Tête d'homme (Anton).
Donation Berendina Hubscher, 20-06-1952, (attestation 03-09-1953), n.p., s.n. private archives: no. [P 1507], A Monsieur le Révérend Théodore Pitcairn et Madame Maryke Urban, son épouse: Pastels, 7- Portrait d'Anton Zelling.
Inv. Pitcairn, n.d. [c.1957], n.p., LNC archives: no. P 1507, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pitcairn (donation by Mrs. Smit), Portrait of Anton Zelling, Smit, Pastel, 25 1/2 x 14 1/2 [in.].
Inv. LNC, 1984, updated Oct. 1998, LNC archives: no. P 1507, p. 1, The Church - Catacomb, Portrait of Anton Zelling, Pastel, 25 1/2 x 14 1/2 [in.].
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Collection of the Rev. and Mrs. Theodore Pitcairn, June 17–September 15, 1960, no. 56, Portrait of Anton Zelling,11-1960-56 (title and n° on the exhibition label).
Literature & Primary Sources
Janssen, Guus. "Philippe Smit – Nederlandse kunstschilder die geïnspireerd werd door Swedenborg." Swedenborgiana (La Haye) Editie 91 (09/2015), p.14, ill. 11, as Anton Zelling.
See biographical note on Anton Zelling.


Additional images
Anton Zelling and Philippe Smit with Lotty, Marijke and Theodore Pitcairn, Berendina and with friends in Bryn Athyn (ancienne photo, private archives, Paris).
Record last updated March 28, 2020. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Narzt, Andreas and Castellani, Florence. "Anton Zelling, Before 1920, reworked at a later date (PS 206)." The Complete Works of Philippe Smit. (accessed on May 21, 2024).