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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.228
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Skeleton; Three Male Heads; verso: Profile Head; Perspective Exercise
Other Titles
Former Title: Skeleton and Studies of Three Male Heads
Former Title: Skeleton with Caricatures
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1801-1803
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305786
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on off-white laid paper; verso: graphite and brown ink
Dimensions
30.3 x 23 cm (11 15/16 x 9 1/16 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
8.1955.228
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. 270A, reproduced in b/w fig. 617; verso, no. 270B, fig. 618

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), pp. 208-209, cat. 74, ill.

Exhibition History

"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

Drawing on Tradition: The Lost Legacy of Academic Figure Studies, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/19/1994 - 01/29/1995

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