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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.175
People
Allan Clark, American (Missoula, MT 1896 - 1950 Grand Junction, CO)
Title
Head of a Guardian, after Wanfoxia Frescoes
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Copies of Frescoes in Caves Visited by Second Expedition to China
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1925
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/306438
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and white gouache over graphite and blue crayon on buff laid paper
Dimensions
24 x 21 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: red stamp with Chinese characters, l.r.: [seal of [Allan] Clark]
  • label: l.r. of face mat, paper, stamped: 43
  • inscription: verso, black watercolor: Cave 5 - North Wall / Head of Guardian on north side
Provenance
Allan Clark, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Allan Clark
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.175
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
This is copied from a fresco on the north wall of Cave 5 at Wanfoxia (=Wan Fo Hsia), Kansu province, China.

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