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Classification: Pastel »
Theme: figurative »
Medium: Pastel »
Support: on cardboard »
Year(s): 1913 »
PS 84 (P 204)
Marijke with a Clown's Hat
Alternate titles: Mrs. Maryke Pitcairn as a Child; Mrs. Pitcairn as a Child
c.1913
Pastel on cardboard
38 3/16 x 28 3/16 in. (97 x 71.5 cm) (sight size)
Neither signed, nor dated
On the back: exposition label Philadelphia on the protective backing board upper center and a small handwritten label 204 on the frame center right.
Inventories
Inv. T. P., Ptgs etc. at Bryn Athyn, n.d. [c. 1940], Glencairn archives: no. [31] [P 204], p. [1], Mrs. Pitcairn as a child, 29 x 38 1/2 [in].
Inv. Pitcairn, n.d. [c.1957], n.p., LNC archives: no. P 04, Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, Mrs. Pitcairn as a child (with clown's hat), Smit, Pastel, 38 1/4 x 28 1/2 [in.].
Provenance
Miriam Pitcairn-Mitchell (by descent)
Exhibitions
The Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, Philippe Smit, An Exhibition of Works by a Twentieth Century Dutch Master, December 01–29, 1957, no. 4, as Mrs. Maryke Pitcairn as a Child, Pastel - Circa 1913, 46 1/2 x 36 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. 43, Pastel, 38 1/2 x 28 1/2 [in.], 1912, Mrs. Pitcairn as a Child, 11-1960-43 (title and n° on the exhibition label).
Literature & Primary Sources
Smith, Wayne C. "Dutch Artist's Paintings at Museum of Fine Arts." The Springfield Sunday Republican, 08-12-1957, p. 17C, as Mrs. Maryke Pitcairn as a Child.
Smith, Wayne C. "Museum Has Smit Exhibit." The Springfield Union, 02-12-1957, p. 20, as Mrs. Maryke Pitcairn as a Child.
Notes
See biographical note on Marijke Pitcairn.

Record last updated April 18, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Narzt, Andreas and Castellani, Florence. "Marijke with a Clown's Hat, c.1913 (PS 84)." The Complete Works of Philippe Smit. http://www.philippesmit.com/cr/catalogue/entry.php?id=84 (accessed on September 26, 2021).