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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1936.153.159
People
Denman Waldo Ross, American (Cincinnati, OH 1853 - 1935 London, England)
Title
Profile Portrait of a Woman
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Profile Portrait of a Woman
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1923
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307431
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on heavy buff card
Dimensions
image: 52 x 36.6 cm (20 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)
actual: 56.2 x 38.5 cm (22 1/8 x 15 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, lower margin: DWR Aug 16 1923
  • inscription: lower margin, graphite, in artist's hand: Composition in .618 + .809 = 1.427 / Drawn with the XM Triangle.
Provenance
Bequest of the artist to the Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Denman W. Ross, Class of 1875
Accession Year
1936
Object Number
1936.153.159
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Verso shows a preliminary sketch of the same figure, with mathematical calculations.
Exhibition History

Dynamic Symmetry: A Retrospective Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 02/05/1961 - 03/12/1961; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, 03/22/1961 - 04/19/1961; Carpenter Art Galleries, Hanover, 05/03/1961 - 05/31/1961

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