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Identification and Creation
Object Number
William Sidney Mount, American (Setauket, NY 1807 - 1868 Setauket, NY)
Portrait of a Woman
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait of a Lady
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white wove paper
24.7 x 19.5 cm (9 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: Wm S. Mount, del. / Jan. 1842
Mrs. Scott Kidder, Newton MA, Sold to Fogg Art Museum, 1941.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Fogg Art Museum and Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Real and Ideal in American Art, exh. cat. (Cambridge, MA, Summer 1948), cat. 15

Louise Todd Ambler and Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "American Painting at Harvard", Antiques (New York, NY, November 1972), vol. 102, no. 5, pp. 876-883, p. 877-878, fig. 5

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 46, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Master Drawings and Watercolors: A History of Works on Paper from Colonial Times to the Present, Harper & Row (New York, NY, 1976), p. 176, fig. 139

Marvin Sadik and Harold Pfister, American Portrait Drawings, exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C, 1980), p. 58, ill.

Exhibition History

Real and Ideal in American Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1948 - 09/01/1948

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

American Master Drawings and Watercolors: A History of Works on Paper from Colonial Times to the Present, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 09/01/1976 - 10/26/1976; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 11/23/1976 - 01/23/1977; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 02/20/1977 - 04/17/1977

American Portrait Drawings, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 05/01/1980 - 07/31/1980

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