Mrs. Charles Warren-Cram (Ella Brooks Carter, 1846–1896)
Giovanni Boldini (Italian, Ferrara 1842–1931 Paris)
Oil on canvas
19 3/8 x 14 in. (49.2 x 35.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën, 1959
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Boldini 1885
Charles Warren-Cram, Paris and New York (from 1885); his daughter, Mrs. Edward C. Moën, née Ethel Warren-Cram, New York (until 1959)
New York. Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University. "Walter Gay: A Retrospective," September 16–November 1, 1980, unnumbered cat.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Belle Époque," December 6, 1982–September 4, 1983, unnum. checklist.
Giovanni Boldini. Letter to Mr. C. W. Cram. ca. 1883–84 [copy in departmental archive file], offers to do the portrait for 3,000 francs net commissions and asks when he should begin.
Giovanni Boldini. Letter to Mr. C. W. Cram. June 22, 1884 [departmental archive file], writes that this portrait is completed and framed.
Giovanni Boldini. Receipt. September 25, 1884 [departmental archive file], notes that he received a payment of Fr 6,000 from Mr. Cram for this portrait.
Giovanni Boldini. Letter to Mr. C. W. Cram. July 22, 1884 [copy in departmental archive file], writes that he plans to leave Paris imminently and asks that Cram arrange for delivery of the portrait.
Sigfrido Bartolini. Giovanni Boldini un macchiaiolo a collegigliato. Florence, 1982, p. 221, ill.
Piero Dini and Francesca Dini. Giovanni Boldini, 1842–1931: Catalogo ragionato. Vol. 3, Catalogo ragionato della pittura a olio con un'ampia selezione di pastelli e acquerelli. Turin, 2002, part 1, pp. 224–25, no. 402, ill.
Piero Dini and Francesca Dini. Giovanni Boldini, 1842–1931: Catalogo Ragionato. Vol. 1, La Vita e l'iter-artistico. Turin, 2002, pp. 173, 180.
Barbara Guidi. Boldini a Parigi: ritratto di un pittore attraverso le lettere. Ferrara, 2015, p. 65 n. 2, discusses a note from Paris dated 1885 from Boldini to Warren-Cram (Carter) regarding one of her sittings.