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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1895.708
People
John Frederick Kensett, American (Cheshire, CT 1816 - 1872 New York, NY)
Title
Mountain and Lake (Lake George)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1860
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/231712
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
35.5 x 60.9 cm (14 x 24 in.)
framed: 42.2 x 68 x 4.5 cm (16 5/8 x 26 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l. J.K., partially visible
Provenance
Acquired by William Hayes Fogg, New York; his bequest to his wife, Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1884; her bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1895.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
Accession Year
1895
Object Number
1895.708
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"The Kensett Sale", New York Evening Post (March 31, 1873), p. 2

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. 73, ill.

The Collection of Over Five Hundred Paintings and Studies by the Late John F. Kensett, auct. cat., Olana Gallery (New York, 1977 (reprint 1873)), no. 578

Görel Cavalli-Björkman and Nils Göran Hökby, En Ny Värld, Amerikanst Landskapmåleri, 1830-1900/ A New World, American Landscape Painting, 1830-1900, exh. cat., Gothenburg Art Museum and National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden, 1986)

Melissa Trafton, "Critics, Collectors, and the Nineteenth-Century Taste for the Paintings of John Frederick Kensett" (2003), University of California at Berkeley, pp. iii, 70, 143-45, 161, 295 ill, fig. 12, 423.

Kimberly Orcutt, "Personal Collecting Meets Institutional Vision: The Origins of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum", Journal of the History of Collections (2006), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 267-284, 274, ill. 277, fig. 9

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. 321-22, cat. 285, ill.

Exhibition History

Collection of Over Five Hundred Paintings and Studies by the Late John F. Kensett, National Academy of Design, 03/24/1873 - 03/29/1873

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

A New World, American Landscape Painting, National Museum Stockholm, Stockholm, 09/18/1986 - 11/23/1986; Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 12/06/1986 - 02/15/1987

The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu