Portrait of Camelia Alten

Date Created
1915
Dimensions
9 3/4 in. x 7 3/8 in.
CR Number
MIFP277
Signature
Unsigned/inscribed/dated:Camilia(sic)/1915 upper right
Signature Details
Alten misspelled Camelia's name in the inscription upper right.

The painting was completed outside the Alten family home on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. The stone foundation of the home can be seen in the painting's background.

Thie portrait was given by Camelia to her then (1915) boyfriend as a present to him on the occassion of his sixteenth birthday. Decades later, as an elderly man, he returned to painting to her.
Provenance

Private collection

Camelia Alten collection

Bibliography

Meana, Janet, "Mathias J. Alten: Prolific Painter," Grand Rapids Magazine, December 1993 - Vol. 30 - No. 12 - pg. 21 - ill.

Subjects
Formal portrait
Michigan