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Portrait of Pierpont Morgan

Frank Holl1888

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

Already one of the world's most prominent bankers, Pierpont Morgan was fifty-one years old when he sat for this portrait. Holl downplayed Morgan's skin condition, called rhinophyma, which reddened and inflamed his nose. The banker was so fond of the work he gave photographs of it to friends.

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  • Title: Portrait of Pierpont Morgan
  • Creator: Frank Holl
  • Date Created: 1888
  • Physical Dimensions: 49 3/16 x 39 5/16 inches (1248 x 997 mm) Framed: 50 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches (1273 x 1019 mm)
  • Credit Line: Commissioned by Pierpont Morgan, 1888
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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