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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Constantin Guys, French (Flessingue, Holland 1802 - 1892 Paris, France)
The Amazon
Work Type
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, brown and grey wash, watercolor over graphite on cream paper
37.5 x 44 cm (14 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Madeleine D . . .. Baron Napoleon Gourgand. [Paul Rosenberg] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, by 1929, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1959

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Armand Dayot, Le Second Empire (2 décembre 1851-4 septembre 1870) : d'après des peintures, gravures, photographies, sculptures, dessins, médailles, autographs, objets du temps, Flammarion (Paris, 1900(?)), p. 152, repr.
  • Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 149, repr.
  • Waldemar George, "La femme mesure de l'art français, la peinture", L'Art et les Artistes (October 1937-February 1938), n.s., XXXV, nos. 180-184, p. 170, repr.
  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 697, fig. 367
  • Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 41

Exhibition History

  • Independent Painters of 19th Century Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 03/15/1935 - 04/28/1935
  • Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

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