- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
William Morris Hunt, American (Brattleboro, VT 1824 - 1879 Isles of Shoals, NH)
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Swiss (1807-1873)
- Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873)
- Work Type
- c. 1874-1875
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 55.5 x 45.7 cm (21 7/8 x 18 in.)
framed: 81.9 x 71.1 x 5.7 cm (32 1/4 x 28 x 2 1/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: l.r: WMH [monogram]
- inscription: frame back, pencil: on verso: #10671 gold Elan Pat
- label: on verso: Doll & Richards/Fine Arts & Mirrors/145 Tremont St., Boston
- Probably to the sitter's daughter; Pauline Agassiz Shaw; by descent to her grandson Louis Agassiz Shaw II, Topsfield, MA; his gift to Harvard, 1940.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Mr. Louis Agassiz Shaw II, 1940
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
"Art", The Atlantic Monthly (May 1876), vol. 37, p. 630
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. 81, ill.
Martha J. Hoppin, "William Morris Hunt: Aspects of his Work" (1974), Unpublished and Harvard University, pp. 105, 125-25, 194, fig. 138
Martha J. Hoppin, "William Morris Hunt: Portraits from Photographs", The American Art Journal (New York, NY, April 1979), vol. XI, no. 2, pp.46-47, 57, fig. 3
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. 30, 275-76, cat. 222, ill.
- Exhibition History
Early Science: Smith and Harvard. Innovations, Instruments, Documents., Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 02/03/1971 - 03/19/1971
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
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