Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
George W. HolmesPhotograph taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
Albumen silver print
Currently not on view
1985-60-1Gift of Theodore T. Newbold in honor of Seymour Adelman, 1985
LabelIn the 1850s, George W. Holmes, a landscape painter, gave Eakins his first informal guidance in freehand drawing outside the pragmatic instruction the student had received at Zane Street Grammar School and Central High School. Their close friendship lasted through the 1880s, when Eakins made this photograph of the now-blind artist.