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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Harry Edward Warren, American (Rochester NH 1882 - 1973)
Gallery of Apollo, Louvre, Paris
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and white gouache over graphite on off-white wove paper
actual: 25.8 x 32.3 cm (10 3/16 x 12 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: Harry E. Warren 1908
  • inscription: l.l., graphite, erased, in artist's hand: H. E. Warren 1908 Paris
  • inscription: inside face mat, graphite: to Fogg
  • inscription: verso of backing mat, graphite: Louvre, Paris / by H. E. W. 1907
  • label: verso of backing mat, paper, typewritten: Henry James's vision of the Gallery of Apollo im [sic] the Louvre. / We were not aware of style, though on the way to beome so, / but were aware of mystery, which indeed was one of its forms. / In those beginnings I felt myself most happily cross that / bridge over to style constitued by the wondrous gallerie / d'Appolon drawn out for me as a long but assured invitation / and seeming to join with its supreme coved ceiling and in- / ordinately shining parquet a prodigious tube or tunnel / through which I inhaled little by little, that is again and / again, a general sense of glory. The glory meant ever so / many things at once, not only beauty and art and design butn [sic] / history and fame and power, the world in fine raised to the / richest and noblest expression. // Permit me to add; / The very atmosphere of this interior with its walls and ceil- / ing, naturally aged and antiqued, seems to be permiated [sic] as with / a diffused luscious golden perfume. H. E. W.
  • inscription: verso, graphite: to Fogg
Harry Edward Warren, Bronxville, New York, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1971.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Harry E. Warren
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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