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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.152
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Angel Descending the Stairs; Two Angels; Five Angels, for "Jacob's Dream"
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Tracing for the painting "Jacob's Dream"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1818
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305612
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on yellowed wove tracing paper mounted to tissue
Dimensions
45.6 x 60.9 cm (17 15/16 x 24 in.)
mount: 48.7 x 64.4 cm (19 3/16 x 25 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso, paper: 217
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
8.1955.152
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Washington Allston, Outlines and Sketches (Boston, MA, 1850)

Edgar P. Richardson, Washington Allston, 1779-1843, a loan exhibition of paintings, drawings and memorabilia, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1947), no. 62, p. 11

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 41B, reproduced in b/w fig. 90

Exhibition History

Washington Allston, 1779-1843: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Memorabilia, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/11/1947 - 06/15/1947; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 07/17/1947 - 08/24/1947

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