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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.143
People
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American (Charlestown, MA 1791 - 1872 New York, NY)
Title
Elizabeth Ann Breese Morse (Mrs. Jedidiah Morse) (1766-1828)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1823
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230339
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
25.4 x 20 cm (10 x 7 7/8 in.)
framed: 38.1 x 33 x 5.7 cm (15 x 13 x 2 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Purchased by Grenville L. Winthrop through Martin Birnbaum, New York, NY, 1942; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.143
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Harry B. Wehle, Samuel F. B. Morse, American Painter, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1932), p. 59

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 36, ill.

William Kloss, Samuel F. B. Morse, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1988), pp. 83-84, ill. p. 85

Paul J. Staiti, Samuel F. B. Morse, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England, and New York, NY, 1989), p. 253, no. 144

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 28, 350-51, cat 315, ill.

Exhibition History

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

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