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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.211
People
Attributed to Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, American (Philadelphia, PA 1844 - 1916 Philadelphia, PA)
Title
Standing Female Nude
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th-20th century
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305812
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk and charcoal on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
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.)
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, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke in memory of Agnes Mongan
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.211
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
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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