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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.433
People
Timothy House, American (Newtonville, MA 1814 - 1864 Boston, MA)
Title
Vanessa antiopa (Mourning Cloak Butterfly)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1838
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305949
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gouache on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
23.4 x 18.6 cm (9 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r. of backing mat, graphite: 193
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: 458
  • inscription: below image, graphite: (not in artist's hand): Vanessa Antiopa / Drawn from Nature by Timothy House / for government inspection / 1838
  • blind stamp: D. FELT & Co. / [design with crest] / LONDON
Provenance
John Witt Randall, Boston, MA; bequest to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892; gift to Harvard University, 1892.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
1898
Object Number
1898.433
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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. 269, cat. 216, ill.

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