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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.52
People
Denman Waldo Ross, American (Cincinnati, OH 1853 - 1935 London, England)
Title
Kenneth J. Conant (1894-1984)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1916
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/311915
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
58.4 x 39.7 cm (23 x 15 5/8 in.)
framed: 74.9 x 57.2 x 4.5 cm (29 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Denman W. Ross
  • inscription: l.r.: September 1916; on stretcher: Presented to/Mr. and Mrs. John [F.?] Conant/by/Denman W. Ross/Cambridge Mass/At time of Kenneth's first trip abroad/with [ ] Fellowship--1 yr in Italy--/to remind you of your son while he is/far away in Rome./Kenneth/had/spent the/summer/illustrating/Dr. Ross's/book on/design/1916.
  • label: plaque "KENNETH JOHN CONANT, 1894-1984/ Professor of Architecture/ By Denman W. Ross".
Provenance
Presumably gift from artist to Kenneth J. Conant, the subject, 1916; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1975.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Kenneth J. Conant
Accession Year
1975
Object Number
1975.52
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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