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Jan 27, 2020

Art Dealers in Provenance: Frederick Mont at the Toledo Museum of Art and LACMA

Art dealers like Frederick Mont played an important role in bringing art to American museums. 


In previous posts we looked at the biography of Frederick Mont, also known as Frederick Mondschein (1894-1994), and mentions of his name in the provenances of artworks that are now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. 

In this post, we look at the provenances of some of the artworks that Mont dealt with that are now in the art collections of the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio and LACMA in Los Angeles.


Several of these provenances exhibit gaps in the years 1933-1945.

Toledo Museum of Art

View of the Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice





Accession Number1951.404

ArtistCANALETTO (GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANAL) (1697-1768)

TitleThe Riva degli SchiavoniVenice

Date oflate 1730s
Medium/TechniqueOil on canvas
Dimensions18 1/2 x 24 7/8 in. (47.1 x 63.3 cm.)
InscriptionTwo labels on reverse1Anton Canale/M-zu Venedig/a 1740
2No191/Tablau Apertenant au Prince Joseph/Wenceslau de (Liechten)
NationalityItalian
about Prince Josef Wenzel
1740 LiechtensteinVienna
to about Princes LiechtensteinVienna
1951

DealerFrederick MontNew York

1951 Toledo Museum of Art

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Accession Number1952.24

ArtistBEYERENABRAHAM VAN (1620/21 - 1690)

TitleStill Life with a Wine Ewer

Date ofafter 1655
Medium/TechniqueOil on canvas
Dimensions31 1/4 x 25 in. (79.3 x 63.5 cm.)
InscriptionSigned lower right (on table edge): AB (in monogram)
NationalityDutch
MMeisgeierVienna

(Bought by dealerFrederick MontNew York)

1952 Toledo Museum of Art
NOT ON VIEW
http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55110/still-life-with-a-wine-ewer?ctx=10fcc856-b17d-4e51-9de1-6ef33fb0b074&idx=0


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Accession Number1952.25

ArtistHEEMJAN DAVIDSZDE (1606-1684)

TitleStill Life with a Lobster

Date oflate 1640s
Medium/TechniqueOil on canvas
Dimensions25 x 33 1/4 in. (63.5 x 84.5 cm.)
InscriptionSigned lower left (on table edge): JD.De Heem f.
NationalityDutch

GsellVienna
1926 Max StraussVienna
(GlückseligWawra,
ViennaMar1926no18)

DealerMontNew York

1952 Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art
Provenance Reportpage 20

NOT ON VIEW
http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55212/still-life-with-a-lobster?ctx=c04ca191-7545-4533-8943-596038058fb6&idx=0
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Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of His Wife -Toledo

Accession Number1960.7

ArtistJACOBSZDIRCK (ABOUT 1497 - 1567)

TitleJacob Cornelisz Painting a Portrait of His Wife

Date ofabout 1550
Medium/TechniqueOil on wood panel
Dimensions24 7/16 x 19 7/16 in. (62.1 x 49.4 cm.)
InscriptionInscribed upper rightA—.
NationalityDutch
Jacob van Formerly attribted to Jacob Cornelisz van 
Oostsanen (about 1472-1533), the father of Dirck
Jacobsz1859 Earl of NorthwickPainting described Thirlestaine Houseas “Quintin Cheltenham MatsysThe Artist (soldHPhillipsPainting his July 1859no138Mother’s Portrait” — Burton Fredericksen letter 1859 Duke of NewcastleClumber ParkNottinghamshire Earl of LincolnClumber Park (Christie’sLondonJune 41937,
lot 70, repr.) DealerKatzArnhem (sold to GeldnerGeldnerBasel
Bought by dealerSchultessBasel

Bought by dealerFrederick MontNew York

1960 Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art
Provenance Reportpage 35

http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55302/jacob-cornelisz-van-oostsanen-painting-a-portrait-of-his-wi?ctx=186d285f-46b1-456f-a7ac-3ea6962e4f73&idx=0
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Accession Number1965.165

ArtistLONGHIALESSANDRO (1733 - 1813)

TitleGiacomo Casanova

Date ofabout 1775
Medium/TechniqueOil on canvas
Dimensions40 1/4 x 33 1/2 in. (102 x 90 cm.)
Inscription:
NationalityItalian
Start Date Ending Date Owner/Location/Sales Alternate SpellingNotes/Questions
Previous
attribution:
Pietro
Amici collectionMilan
(Sale dell’Impresa,
MilanMar141889lot 12,
as Pietro Crespi collectionMilan

1964Purchased in Rome by dealerFrederickMontNew York

1965 Toledo Museum of Art
NOT ON VIEW
http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55263/giacomo-casanova?ctx=aba2cb59-2530-40f5-a9b1-16b6265567d0&idx=0


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LACMA

note: The source of provenance text for artworks at LACMA is the Getty Provenance Index or RKD where LACMA does not publish provenance online.

AMBERGER, CHRISTOPH

Portrait of Johann Jakob Fugger(?)

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
M.68.33
wood

in ca. 1912
Trautmannsdorf, Graf. Schloss Friedau, Österreich

in ca. 1927
Isbary, Gräfin. Wien, Österreich (from Trautmannsdorf)

- ca. 1968
Windischgrätz, Prinszessin. Wien, Österreich (by inheritance from her mother, Gräfin Isbary)


ca. 1968 - 1968 Mont, (Frederick), Inc.. New York, NY, USA (dealer; from Windischgrätz)



1968 -
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (purchased from Mont)"
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BOSCOLI, ANDREA

The Triumph of Mordecai (?)

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
48.10 [deaccessioned]
canvas


- 1948 Mont, (Frederick), Inc., and Newhouse Galleries. New York, NY, USA (dealer)Newhouse Galleries, and Mont, (Frederick), Inc.. New York, NY, USA



1948 - 1992
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (gift of Newhouse Galleries and Dr. Frederick Mont)"
"
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DIEPENBEECK, ABRAHAM JANSZ. VAN

The Deposition

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
68.1
wood

19th c.
France. Anonymous collection

1967/03/07 (0006)
N sale (Palais Galliera) Paris
- 1967
N, Mr. and Mrs.. Paris, France

Conde Nast. New York, NY, USA? (corporate collection?)
[Conde Nast is parent company of Glamour Magazine, etc.]


- 1968 Mont, (Frederick), Inc.. New York, NY, USA (dealer)



1968 -
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (from Mont)"
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LASTMAN, PIETER PIETERSZ.

Hagar and the Angel

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
M.85.117
wood

Paris, France. Anonymous collection

Didier-Aaron. Paris, France


- 1976 Mont, Frederick. New York, NY, USA



- 1985
Solomon, Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. (on loan to Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

1985 -
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (from Solomon sale; purchased with funds provided by Ahmanson Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Steward Resnick, Anna Bing Arnold, Dr. Armand Hammer, and Edward Carter in honor of Kenneth Donahue)

(note: image from LACMA)


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MORAZZONE (PIER FRANCESCO MAZZUCCHELLI)

Saint Francis' Vision of the Musical Angel

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
M.73.6
canvas

Italia. Private collection


Mont, (Frederick), Inc.. New York, NY, USA



- 1973
Los Angeles, CA, USA. The Ahmanson Foundation (from Mont)

1973 -
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (gift of Ahmanson Foundation)"
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RUBENS, PETER PAUL

The Holy Family with the Dove

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
53.27
wood

bef. 1918 - ca. 1928
Kospoth, Count. Schloss Schön-Briese, Silesia, Polska

in 1930
Nebehay, Gustav. Berlin, Deutschland

1939/05/26 (0243)
Oberlaender sale (Parke-Bernet) New York
- 1939
Oberlaender, Gustav


1939 - still in 1947 Mont, (Frederick), Inc.. New York, NY, USA (bought at Oberlaender sale)



aft. 1947 - 1953
Sanborn, Charles Frye, Dr.. Los Angeles, CA, USA (from Mont)

1953 -
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (purchased from Dr. Sanborn)

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retrieved ULAN Jan 27 2020 http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500437571

For more on artworks handled by Frederick Mont and what it means to find his name in the provenance of an artwork, see:









Born in Vienna in 1894 as Fritz Adolf Mondschein, the art dealer owned and directed the Galerie Sanct Lucas. He was closely connected to the dealer Victor Spark (1898-1991) and the Newhouse Galleries. He emigrated to the United States in the 1930s.


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Date Published: January 27, 2020
Published by: Open Art Data
Author: OAD
url/permalink:  https://www.openartdata.org/2020/01/art-dealer--provenance-frederick-Mont-Mondschein.html