A conservation work request form listed the support as "canvas board"; Leland Howard's Otto Stark book listed it as "artist's board" (and presumably received this information from the IMA); old IMA labels in the historical file also use "artist's board." Rebecca McNamara, Curatorial Coordinator, checked the painting itself but it looks to be painted on an unknown surface and then adhered to artist's board - this is possibly a thin piece of board attached to a thicker board. Ellen Lee, Senior Curator, approved change to "oil on board" but the painting should be reviewed by Conservation at some point to further clarify the support.


  • Title: Marie Stark (Mrs. Otto Stark)
  • Creator: Otto Stark (American, 1859-1926)
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: oil on board
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 16 x 13 in. (board) 20.5 x 17.5 x 2 in. (framed)
  • Department: American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
  • Credit Line: Gift of Miss Gretchen Stark
  • Accession Number: 71.33.3

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