Portrait of the Dickenson Children

Date Created
1908
Work Medium
Dimensions
0 in. x 0 in.
CR Number
MIGP1850
Signature
Signature location unknown
Signature Details
The painting has also been titled "In Summertime."

This painting was inspired by a photograph taken in the summer of 1907 by Mr. A. G. Dickenson of his two daughters playing in the sand at Highland Park in Grand Rapids.

The photograph was submitted to Alten as an idea for a portrait in oil of the children, and the artist recognizing the pictorial possiblities of image, went to Highland Park where he painted the background. The girls posed for the canvas at Alten's studio and were painted from life.
Provenance

Mr. A. G. Dickinson collection

Location unknown

Bibliography

No author noted, "Art in Grand Rapids," The Grand Rapids Press, February 15, 1908.

Subjects
Group portrait
Michigan