Provenance Research

Alexander Robertson (1772-1841)
Self-Portrait, ca. 1805
Oil on canvas
17 1/16 x 20 in. (43.3 x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann in memory of Julius Fleischmann, 1991.138

Oval portrait head of the artist. Looking directly at the viewer, he turns slightly to the left.



Before May 24, 1916-at least January 17, 1917:   Mrs. Alexander Porter, Boston [1]
Until ca. 1990:   Unknown Collection, sold at Robert C. Eldred Auction House, East Dennis, Massachusetts [2]
Ca. 1990-April 1991:   Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann, Cincinnati, given to
April 1991-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] A label on the back of the painting indicates Porter loaned the painting to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MFAB identified the loan period to have been May 24, 1916 to January 17, 1917. Correspondence, November 30, 2001.

[2] The auction house has not been able to identify the sale in which the painting was included. Correspondence, October 17, 2001.

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