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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.84
People
Jean Delville, Belgian (Leuven, Belgium 1867 - 1953 Brussels)
Title
Portrait of Adeline Lesseine
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1899
Culture
Belgian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/332787
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Colored pencil and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions
29.3 x 23 cm (11 9/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l., blue pencil: JEAN DElVillE / 1899
Provenance
The sitter's family; [art market, Belgium] sold; to Mr. and Mrs. Jean Noel, Liège; to [Galerie Monique Martel, Brussels] sold; to Harvard Art Museum, 2009
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund, Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund, and William C. Heilman Fund
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.84
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
The sitter has been identified as the artist's sister-in-law Aline Lesseine.
Publication History

Carey Dunne, Flowers of Evil and the Macabre Literary Imagination of Symbolism, Hyperalleric (July 4, 2016), [e-journal], http://hyperallergic.com/305877/flowers-of-evil-and-the-macabre-literary-imagination-of-symbolism/, accessed January 9, 2017

Exhibition History

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2016 - 08/14/2016

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