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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Anton Mauve, Dutch (Zaandam (Zaanstad), The Netherlands 1838 - 1888 Arnhem, The Netherlands)
Work Type
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Watercolor on off-white wove paper
16.7 x 36.1 cm (6 9/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r., black watercolor: A. Mauve
  • label: on frame, label Doll & Richards, Fine Art Dealers, 2 Park Street, Boston (printed), inscribed in unknown handwriting with the stock number, graphite: after No. (printed): G/C 5945
  • label: on back of mount, l.l. corner, white label with black border, in Bartlett sisters hand, brown ink: For the Boston / Museum of Fine Arts / from Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett / Ploughing / Antoine [sic] Mauve [Four other works in our collection (from the Bartletts) have the same black-bordered label with inscription in the same handwriting: Blommers(1934.204), Israëls (1934.201), Mesdag (1934.203), and Weissenbruch (1934.197). The label is probably related to an exhibition at the MFA in 1895. See In-house Notes.]
  • label: on back of frame, l.l., only edge remained: [same edge as the label with the decorative black border the Bartletts put on the works they sent to the MFA 1895, see label on back of mount]
  • label: On back of mount, u.l. and l.c. : 2 labels Fogg Art Museum
  • label: Label, on back of frame, u.c. and l.l.: 2 labels Fogg Art Museum
  • label: On back of frame, l.l.: Label Adair Survey
  • label: on back of frame, left edge, red sticker Adair survey: 350 (written on sticker)
  • inscription: back of frame, l.r., upside down, graphite: C9545
  • inscription: back of frame, l.r., upside down, graphite: Gold? or Galil? [similar inscription on Weissenbruch frame and on Blommers Frugal Meal frame]
  • inscription: back of frame, l.r., upside down, graphite: Jan 28? or 272?
  • inscription: back of frame, l.r. edge, graphite: [numbers] (illegible)
  • inscription: verso, [?], [graphite?]: G 5854
  • inscription: verso, [?], [graphite?]: EPI (or EPT?)


Recorded Ownership History
Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett, Boston, by 1895, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1934

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Mary F. and Fannie Bartlett Collection
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Catalogue of a Loan Collection of Watercolors, exh. cat., St. Botolph Club (Boston, 1891), no. 42
  • Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 17

Exhibition History

  • New Acquisitions, Print Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 05/21/1895 - 11/01/1895
  • Loan Collection of Watercolors, St. Botolph Club, 12/01/1891 - 12/31/1891
  • Dutch Water Colors of the 19th Century, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/1935 - 03/31/1935
  • The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990

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