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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1946.35.47
People
Frederic Leighton, British (Scarborough England 1830 - 1896 London England)
Title
Architectural Study; verso: Sketches of Vessels
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
19th century
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/30717
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Metalpoint on prepared paper
Dimensions
12.3 x 7.2 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, metalpoint, in artist's hand: terracotta / [--] / bronze / [--] / tripods / baskets
Provenance
Geoffrey Steele's Bookshop, Mahopac, NY, sold to Fogg, 1946.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
1946
Object Number
1946.35.47
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
The columns are similar to the base of the columns around the Narcissus Hall at Leighton House, London (Narcissus Hall was built between 1877-81). Note that there is a horizontal break indicated in the drawing that suggests that the columns are higher than they appear. The shorter proportions are almost identical to the columns at Leighton House. It's possible that the sketch is a copy of a column elsewhere that inspired the columns at Leighton House.

The sketches and list on the verso may refer to props for the painting "The Arts of Industry as Applied to Peace."
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