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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.13
People
John La Farge, American (New York, NY 1835 - 1910 Providence, RI)
Title
The Child Magnetized by the Nurse, for "The Turn of the Screw"
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Turn of the Screw
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1898
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307845
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black ink and white gouache on off-white card
Dimensions
24.3 x 54.2 cm (9 9/16 x 21 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: La Farge 98
  • inscription: verso of right section, graphite: La Farge / do not mount this / A 1 1/4 2322 oak gold / [mat?] for (face) / gold / 8 7/8 x 21 1/8 / + 1/8 [ ]
Provenance
Doll and Richards, Boston, MA, 1900; estate of John La Farge, New York, NY, 1910; sold to Mrs. Schuyler N. Warren (Alice Binsse) through American Art Association Sale, March 29-31, 1911; sold to Scott and Fowles, 1924; sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1924; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.13
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The support is composed of three joined sheets: the center panel and each wing.
Publication History

Henry James, "The Turn of the Screw", Collier's Weekly (January 27, 1898), vol. 20, no. 17, ill. p. 20

James L. Yarnall, John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT, 2012), pp. xii, 205, repr. p. 205 as fig. 8.1

Exhibition History

Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Water Color Chiefly from South Sea Islands and Japan by Mr. John La Farge, Doll and Richards Gallery, Boston, 03/18/1898 - 03/30/1898

Catalogue of Works by John La Farge, Montross Gallery, New York, 01/24/1901 - 02/23/1901; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 03/27/1901 - 04/10/1901

One Hundredth Anniversary Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 01/23/1905 - 03/04/1905

Paintings and Drawings by John La Farge, Seattle Fine Arts Association, Seattle, 01/04/1909 - 01/16/1909

Exhibition of Glass, Oil and Water Color Paintings and Sketches by John La Farge, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 02/15/1909 - 02/28/1909

Catalogue of Oil and Water Color Paintings and Sketches by John La Farge, Doll and Richards Gallery, Boston, 03/18/1909 - 04/01/1909

The Collier Collection of Original Drawings and Paintings by Distinguished American Painters and Illustrators, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, 09/07/1915 - 09/21/1915

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