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Louis Michel Eilshemius

(American, 1864–1941)

Nude in Woods

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Object Details

Artist

Louis Michel Eilshemius

Date

1916

Medium

Oil on board

Dimensions

21 × 31 1/2 inches (53.3 × 80 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of William Schack, Class of 1918, and Sarah C. Schack, Class of 1919

Object
Number

78.037.002 a

This work features a bold example of one of the artist’s great innovations: the self-made frame. A(…)

This work features a bold example of one of the artist’s great innovations: the self-made frame. Around 1910, Eilshemius stopped using canvas in favor of cheap, pressed-fiber boards, including repurposed cardboard. These he adorned with fanciful borders that constituted a practical and economical framing device. The artist enumerated the advantages of his invention in a broadside, proclaiming his frames “very light in weight; do not break; are attractive; no wood is used; made with little labor; are luminous.” (“The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Matt Conway and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 13, 2017)

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