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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.219
People
Attributed to Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, American (Philadelphia, PA 1844 - 1916 Philadelphia, PA)
Title
Head of a Man Looking Over His Right Shoulder
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Study of a Man Looking Over His Right Shoulder
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th-20th century
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305793
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
13.4 x 15.7 cm (5 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Jasper Deeter, Rose Valley PA, Gift to Thomas Suma, 1930. Deeter supposedly got the works from Eakins.
Thomas Suma, Rose Valley PA, Gift of Jasper Deeter, 1930, Sold to M. R. Schweitzer, 1945. Suma received the works from Deeter in lieu of salary. His last name might have been "Summa."
M. R. Schweitzer, Purchased from Thomas Suma, 1945, Sold to Adams Davidson Gallery, 1975.
Adams Davidson Gallery, Washington DC, Purchased from M. R. Schweitzer, 1975, Sold to Seiden and De Cuevas, 1975. Purchased with the assistance of Dr. David Morowitz.
Vermeer Associates Limited, Purchased from Adams Davidson Gallery, 1975, Sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 1997.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Director's Acquisition Fund and purchase through the generosity of an anonymous donor
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.219
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

David Sellin, The First Pose: 1876: Turning Point in American Art: Howard Roberts, Thomas Eakins, and a Century of Philadephia Nudes, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY, 1976)

Ronald Onorato, "The Context of the Pennsylvania Academy: Thomas Eakins' Assistantship to Christian Schuessele", Arts Magazine (May 1979), vol. LIII, no. 9, p. 129, note 12

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