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Albert Herter

Woman Reading, ca. 1898

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About the Artwork

Albert Herter, Woman Reading, ca. 1898. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4 × 35 in. (116.2 × 89 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Promised gift of Bernard and Barbro Osher

Artist Albert Herter first visited Japan as a teenager. In 1893, after marrying fellow art student Adele McGinnis, he returned for an extended honeymoon. During their travels, the Herters collected Japanese prints, textiles, and decorative arts. Upon their return to the United States, they exhibited and published their collections widely.

Woman Reading reveals the strong stylistic influence of Japanese art and design. The sitter is seated upright in pure profile and holding—rather than reading—a closed book on her lap. The format allowed Herter to include a display of unframed prints pinned to the wall at the right, which recall contemporary photographs of the artist at home with his art collection.

Lauren Palmor
Associate Curator, American Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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