Identification and Creation
Object Number
Marsden Hartley, American (Lewiston, ME 1877 - 1943 Ellsworth, ME)
Work Type
c. 1910
Creation Place: North America, United States
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.)
[Anderson Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to James Naumburg Rosenberg, New York, 1921, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1958.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of James N. Rosenberg
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), p. 53, cat. 16, ill. p. 54

Barbara Haskell, Marsden Hartley, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1980), reproduced in color plate 72, p. 147; catalogue no. 8, p. 212

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. 28, p. 42

Modernist Idylls, exh. cat., Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA, 1987), reproduced in b/w fig. 9

After Eden: American Landscape 1875-1925, exh. cat., New Jersey State Museum (Trenton, NJ, 1988), reproduced in b/w p. 48

Jeanne Hokin, Pinnacles & Pyramids: The Art of Marsden Hartley, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM, 1993), reproduced in b/w, fig. 13, p. 26

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Lincoln Laboratory, 1972, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, 12/01/1972 - 01/31/1973

Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974

Marsden Hartley, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 03/04/1980 - 05/25/1980; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 06/10/1980 - 08/03/1980; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 09/05/1980 - 10/26/1980; University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, 11/12/1980 - 01/04/1981

Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986

Modernist Idylls, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, 03/08/1987 - 05/31/1987

After Eden: American Landscapes 1875-1925, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 05/21/1988 - 09/04/1988

Crosscurrents: Art in America and Europe, 1900-1950, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/10/1994 - 06/18/1995

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

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/22/2022 - 05/08/2022

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