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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.138
People
Robert Hatton Monks, American (Boston, MA 1856 - 1923 Wellesley, MA)
Title
Head of a Girl; verso: Still Life
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1898
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/231583
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
30.5 x 27.7 cm (12 x 10 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Around edge of recto: 1st style. Every time I put the brush on the canvas it was with one pure color mixed with white to get the light + shade. This was painted about the same time as my picture in the Champs de Mars (1898) and in the same manner. Different subjects are handled in slightly different ways even when painted in the same style.
Provenance
Gift of the artist to his wife, Mrs. Robert Hatton Monks, 1923; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Monks
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.138
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 232-33, cat. 180, ill. p. 233

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