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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1940.162
People
Charles Herbert Woodbury, American (Lynn, MA 1864 - 1940 Jamaica Plain, MA)
Title
Monadnock
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1915
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307675
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove illustration board
Dimensions
actual: 55.3 x 76 cm (21 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: blue watercolor, l.l.: Charles H. Woodbury
  • inscription: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, black crayon, handwritten: Monadnock / Charles H Woodbury / 132 Riverway / B [remainder obscured]
  • exhibition label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, black crayon, printed and handwritten: [printed:] MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS / EXHIBITION BY / THE GUILD OF BOSTON ARTISTS / ARTIST [handwritten:] Chas H Woodbury / [printed:] TITLE [handwritten:] Monadnock / [printed:] PRICE [handwritten:] 500.00
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, typed: S. E. 124 / Woodbury, Charles W. [per Pat Loiko, MFA registrar, this work was not in their exhibition of this number]
  • exhibition label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, black ink, printed and handwritten: Invited Work / Attach this card to back of picture / 1. Brooklyn Museum / Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue / Brooklyn, N. Y. / Exhibition of Water Color Paintings, / Pastels and Drawings by / American and European Artists / January 23rd, to February 27th, 1933 / Print Title, Name, and Address Plainly / Artist: Charles H. Woodbury / Address: 132 Riverway, Boston / Title: Monadnock / Owner: / Price: 500.00 / Return to: 132 Riverway, Boston
  • inscription: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, graphite, handwritten: [illegible] / 1940
  • inscription: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, graphite, handwritten: [encircled:] 1188
  • manufacturer's mark: verso of board, ink, printed: FACED WITH GENUINE HAND-MADE WHATMAN-- "PERFECT" QUALITY / EXTRA HARD SIZED. THE REGISTERED TRADE-MARK IS YOUR GUARANTEE. / WHATMAN / REGD. / TRADE / MARK / DRAWING Board / TRADE SUPPLIED BY THE / SOLE DISTRIBUTORS IN THE U.S.A. / H. REEVE ANGEL & CO., INC., New York City / Obtainable in Five Surfaces: -- HP (HOT-PRESSED) for Pen-and-ink, CP (COLD-PRESSED) / and R (ROUGH) for WaterColor; also Special Surfaces Nos. 1 and 2 for Wash Drawing
Provenance
Estate of Charles Herbert Woodbury, sold [through Mrs. Charles B. Perkins (nee Elizabeth Howard Ward), Boston] [1]; to the Fogg Art Museum, July 1, 1940

Notes
[1] Elizabeth Ward Perkins (Mrs. Charles B. Perkins) was the executor of Charles Herbert Woodbury's estate.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
1940
Object Number
1940.162
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Exhibition of Water Color Paintings, Pastels and Drawings..., Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 01/23/1933 - 02/27/1933

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