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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Anna Lea Merritt, American (Philadelphia, PA 1844 - 1930 London, England)
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
sight: 113 x 82.6 cm (44 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)
framed: 146.1 x 116.8 x 12.1 cm (57 1/2 x 46 x 4 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Anna Lea Merritt, 1882
Gift of Anna Lea Merritt to Harvard University, 1891.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Anna Lea Merritt to Harvard University, 1891
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 28

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 92, ill. p. 93

American Peoples Encyclopedia, Spencer Press, Inc. (Chicago, IL, 1946)

Galina Gorokhoff, Love Locked Out: Memoirs of Anna Lea Merritt with a Checklist of Her Works, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1981), pl. 14

Galina Gorokhoff, "Anna Lea Merritt, Expatriate American Painter", The Magazine Antiques (1983), vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1221-27, p. 1223, fig. 3

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. 224-25, cat. 173, ill.

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