May 31, 2023

Pedersen Gallery Presents Works by Thomas Eakins

“ARTIST OF THE COMMON MAN”: Works by Thomas Eakins will be on view June 10 through June 24 at the Pedersen Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is on June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Pedersen Gallery in Lambertville presents “Thomas Eakins: Artist of the Common Man,” June 10 through June 24. An opening reception is on June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The photographs in the exhibit are drawn from the Edward W. Boulton collection, former president of The Philadelphia Art Students League (1886-1893). The contact prints were made from the original glass plate negatives later purchased by The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  An annotated list of the collection by Cecil Boulton (1870-1951), wife of Edward Boulton, lists all the photographs to be by Eakins (except those of Eakins’ where an assistant clicked the shutter).

Several of the photographs relate to Eakins’ paintings, complemented by letters from Susan Eakins, Francis Ziegler, Franklin Schenck, and Charles Bregler. All make clear the close relationship between Susan and Thomas Eakins and Edward Boulton. “I will stop my letter with every good wish for one old friend and beloved pupil of my dear husband,” wrote Susan Eakins to Boulton on March 16, 1927.

The Pedersen Gallery is at 17 North Union Street in Lambertville. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, email or call (609) 397-1332.