- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Black chalk and charcoal on off-white laid paper
- 43.5 x 25.9 cm (17 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
other; upper sheet (upper sheet): 18.9 x 15.7 cm (7 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)
sheet; lower (lower sheet): 25.2 x 25.7 cm (9 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
- 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, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke in memory of Agnes Mongan
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- The drawing is composed of two sheets joined together horizontally. The sheets were reattached by the paper lab in August of 1975.
- 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
- Exhibition History
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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