Dr. Thomas H. Fenton
Date: c. 1905
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 58 3/4 × 29 in. (149.2 × 73.7 cm) frame: 66 1/2 × 36 1/2 in. (168.9 × 92.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Friends of Art and other donors, 1963
Object Number: 1963-13
About: Dr. Thomas H. Fenton (1856–1929) was a prominent ophthalmologist and art patron in Philadelphia. His daughter, sculptor Beatrice Fenton, recalled that the portrait was never finished because Fenton was too busy to continue the many sittings that Eakins' painstaking method required. While Eakins nearly completed the rendering of Fenton's head, his figure and the background remain unfinished.
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