Franklin L. Schenck
Date: c. 1890
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm) frame: 30 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (78.1 x 67.9 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Robert Wheelwright, 1969
Object Number: 1969-1
About: Franklin Schenck worked as curator for the Philadelphia Art Students' League. He lived on the premises, kept the studio in order, and served as a model. The Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins taught at the League from its inception in 1886 until it closed in 1892. During that time Schenck served as a model for at least seven paintings by Eakins. In this portrait, Schenck's relaxed pose is echoed in the informality of his hair and clothing, a rather uncommon image in the late 19th century.
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