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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Marsden Hartley, American (Lewiston, ME 1877 - 1943 Ellsworth, ME)
Kezar Lake, Autumn Morning
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on cardboard
30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 in.)
framed: 33.2 x 33.2 x 2.5 cm (13 1/16 x 13 1/16 x 1 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Lee Simonson, New York, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1967.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Lee Simonson
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Barbara Haskell, Marsden Hartley, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1980), reproduced in b/w fig. 13, p. 21
  • Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, reproduced in color, fig. 30, p. 43
  • Jeanne Hokin, Pinnacles & Pyramids: The Art of Marsden Hartley, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM, 1993), reproduced in b/w fig. 14, p. 27
  • Lot 15, Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Birch Grove, Autumn, auct. cat., Bonhams New York (New York, 2019), pp. 26-29, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

  • Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
  • Re-View: S118 European & American Art since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 04/09/2011

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