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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.306
People
John La Farge, American (New York, NY 1835 - 1910 Providence, RI)
Title
Figure Holding a Lily, Study for Window, Presbyterian Church of Sewickley, PA (Easter Lilies)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Easter Lilies
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1900
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307938
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on off-white wove paper mounted on board
Dimensions
36.8 x 23.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/8 in.)
mount: 43.4 x 31.4 cm (17 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
Border drawn around image: 25.4 x 13.8 cm (10 x 5 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: JLF / 1900
  • exhibition label: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, paper, printed, typed, handwritten: Exhibition no. 33
  • gallery label: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: William Macbeth, 450 Fifth Avenue, New York
  • stamp: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, ink and graphite, stamped and handwritten: [stamped:] WM [written in graphite:] 6702
Provenance
Macbeth Gallery, New York, by 1910; purchased from them by Charles K. Fox, Haverhill, MA; his bequest (?) to Mrs. W. Freeman, 1912; her sale to Macbeth Gallery, 1941; their sale through Martin Birnbaum of Scott and Fowles, New York, 1941; purchased by Grenville L. Winthrop, New York; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.306
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Henry A. La Farge, Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of John La Farge, Unpublished (n.d.), card 560

"La Farge's Pictures at Rowland's Galleries", Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, MA, March 10, 1905), p. 10, p. 10

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 209-210, cat. no. 160, reproduced in b&w

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Paintings by John La Farge, Walter Rowlands Gallery, Boston, 03/01/1905 - 03/31/1905

Religious Art by Contemporary American Artists, Roerich Museum, New York, 12/05/1931 - 12/31/1931

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