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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.210
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Left Ear, for "Beatrice"
Other Titles
Former Title: Study of an Ear
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1819
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305729
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and white chalk on blue-gray wove paper
Dimensions
11.8 x 10.2 cm (4 5/8 x 4 in.)
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
8.1955.210
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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. 57, p. 11

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 114, reproduced in b/w fig. 300

William H. Gerdts and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843), exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1979), p. 229, cat. 89, ill.

Diana J. Strazdes, "Washington Allston's 'Beatrice'", Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1994), vol. 6, pp. 63-75, p. 69, fig. 7

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

"A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 12/12/1979 - 02/03/1980; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 02/28/1980 - 04/27/1980

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