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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.214
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Oval Landscape: Hunter with Rifle before a House and Fence
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Man hunting in a forest
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1800
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305740
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and gray wash on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
12.7 x 18.2 cm (5 x 7 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, black and brown ink, in artist's hand: [brown ink, crossed out in black and brown ink:] To sprinkle roses from the bower of May; / Or patterns bringing from some curling vine, / Delight around the dimpling smile [ ] ; / That nectar'd lip [ ] designed to bear / A kiss from [one?], the love of dark despair; / That [ ] , so bright, yet mild to view, / That seems a star suffus'd in [ ] , / To [ ]. / And with a tear to quench my burning pain? / Deluded heart, the flattering dream dismiss.
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: 288
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
8.1955.214
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. 144B, reproduced in b/w fig. 392

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