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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.240
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Mount Pilat, Switzerland; verso: Mont Blanc
Other Titles
Former Title: Mount Pilatus
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1804
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305862
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
21 x 28.8 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower edge, graphite: Mont Pilat
  • inscription: verso, lower edge, red pencil: Mont Blanc
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
8.1955.240
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Edgar P. Richardson, "Allston and the Development of Romantic Color", The Art Quarterly (Winter 1944), vol. VII, pp. 33-57, p. 46

Edgar P. Richardson, Washington Allston, 1779-1843, a loan exhibition of paintings, drawings and memorabilia, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1947), no. 37, p. 9

Edgar P. Richardson, Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1948), p. 69

Thomas W. Leavitt, "Washington Allston at Harvard", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, April 21, 1956), vol. 58, no. 13, p. 551

William H. Gerdts, "Washington Allston and the German Romantic Classicists in Rome", The Art Quarterly (Summer 1969), vol. XXXII, no. 2, pp. 167-196, pp. 171, 173, fig. 6

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 145A, reproduced in b/w fig. 394; verso, no. 145B, fig. 395

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. 210-211, cat. 76, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 55, fig. 9

Exhibition History

Washington Allston, 1779-1843: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Memorabilia, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/11/1947 - 06/15/1947; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 07/17/1947 - 08/24/1947

"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

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