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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.42
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Heads of Two Women, for "Christ Healing the Sick"; verso: Two Profiles
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Head and shoulders of two figures who are staring up; verso: two profiles
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1813
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305550
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk on blue-gray wove paper
Dimensions
13.2 x 13.1 cm (5 3/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso, paper: 316
Provenance
To the artist's wife Martha Dana Allston at his death, 1843; to the Washington Allston Trust, 1862.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from The Washington Allston Trust
Object Number
8.1955.42
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 27A, reproduced in b/w fig. 66A; verso, no. 27B, fig. 66B

John Dillenberger, The Visual Arts and Christianity in America: The Colonial Period through the Nineteenth Century, Scholars Press (Chico, CA, 1984), p. 141

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