Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) [RA 1899-1940] : Portrait of a man, ca.1899.
SAL record control number: 100069 ;
Record level: Item ;
Record type: Movable work ;
Work title: Portrait of a man [from work verso] ;
Alternate work titles:
2021 : Portrait of a man [from work verso] ;
Work date: ca.1899 [based on date the artist joined the club] ;
Work creator: Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) [RA 1899-1940] ;
Work medium: Pencil on paper ;
Work dimensions: 7-7/8 x 4-7/8 inches [unframed] | 13-1/8 x 10-1/8 x 5/8 [framed] ;
Inscribed / signed front: [none] ;
Marking type: Handwritten exhibition label.
Location: Upper left verso backing paper.
Text: ‘EXHIBITED AT / [logo] Salmagundi [in script] / 47 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10003 / Exhibition Title [underline] Curators Exhibition 2005 / Artist’s Name [line] F. Luis Mora / Date [line] Portrait of a Man G-110 / The Center for American Art since 1871’.
Marking type: Typed unlined note card taped to verso.
Location: Center middle verso backing paper.
Text: ‘SKETCH BY F. LUIS MORA / DONATED TO THE CLUB / BY / MRS. JAMES COMPTON’.
Marking type: Red pen handwriting.
Location: Upper right verso backing paper.
Text: ‘F. LUIS MORA’.
Marking type: Ink stamp.
Location: Upper right and lower middle verso backing paper.
Text: ‘PROPERTY OF THE SALMAGUNDI CLUB’.
Marking type: Non-acid white paper label with cotton string.
Location: Tied to center of wired screw eyes.
Text: ‘06.460 / Mora / Portrait of a / Man’.
Marking type: Black felt tip marker accession number.
Location: At lower right verso backing paper.
SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Pencil drawings ;
Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Portrait — Head and shoulders
Description of work:
Francis Luis Mora was born in Montevideo, Uruguary, to a father who was an architectural sculptor. Mora’s family were all connected to the arts, adding to the chance that he would follow in their footsteps. He became a painter, muralist, portraitist and was a prolific illustrator.
As an educator Mora taught life classes at William Merritt Chases’ School of Art in New York City.
This small pencil drawing of a portrait of a man by Mora, is carefully drawn and has subtle contours which express the character of the sitter.
ca.1973-1989 SCNY gift of Mrs. James Compton, accession #2006.46 ;
ca.1973 Mrs. James Compton ;
ca.1946 James Compton (1907-1973) [possibly] ;
ca.1916 Robin Dale Compton (1873-1946) [RA 1916-1946] [possibly] ;
ca.1899 Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) [RA 1899-1940], the artist .
2021 SCNY 1880-something : Victorian art at its height August 1 – September 30.
1982 SCNY curators exhibition April 13.
References / citations:
– 1989 collection list, accession #G-110.
Digital-born document number:
Record birth date:
July 4, 2021
Last updated: July 30, 2021 at 15:31 pm