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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.51
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Study of a Male Head and Nose, for "Belshazzar's Feast"
Other Titles
Former Title: Portrait Study - Male head
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1820 - 1821
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305564
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on blue-gray wove paper
Dimensions
24.3 x 19.3 cm (9 9/16 x 7 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: 117
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
8.1955.51
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Verso has very faint sketch of head and shoulders in white chalk.
Publication History

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 52D, reproduced in b/w fig. 127

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