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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.264
People
Gustave Moreau, French (Paris 1826 - 1898 Paris)
Title
The Entombment
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Mise au Tombeau
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1867
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229868
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
24.5 x 19.1 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
frame: 34 x 28.3 x 3.8 cm (13 3/8 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Gustave Moreau
  • inscription: in margin, l.l.: Mise au Tombeau
  • inscription: in margin, l.r.: Gustave Moreau.
Provenance
Gustave Moreau, sold; to Hector Brame, 1872. Possibly Affered or Affert. [1] [Galerie Georges Petit, Paris], sod; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, 1934, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943

Notes
[1] There is an inscription on the verso of Winthrop's photgraph of the painting indicating this name
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.264
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau: with a catalogue of the finished paintings watercolors, and drawings, New York Graphic Society (Boston, MA, 1976), catalog no. 96, p. 311; repr. in b/w, text p. 110

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 121; repr. as no. 317

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gustave Moreau, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1991), no. 125, p. 90

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau: Monographie et nouveau catalogue de l'oeuvre achevé, ACR Édition (Paris, France, 1998), no. 111, p. 307, repr.

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), pp. 108-109, cat. #20, color repr.

Exhibition History

Moreau and Monticelli, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/13/1960 - 06/08/1960

Pre-Raphaelite and Early French Symbolist Art in the Fogg Collections, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1973 - 02/25/1973

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013

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