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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.2019
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Leander’s Tower, Constantinople
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1876
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/363037
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
33.3 × 69.5 cm (13 1/8 × 27 3/8 in.)
frame: 65.8 × 102 cm (25 7/8 × 40 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, frame, top center: X
  • inscription: recto, lower right, brown paint: S R Gifford 1876
Provenance
Sterling Smith, by 1880, by descent; to his heirs; to Seth McGovern
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from Seth McGovern
Object Number
1.2019
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Gifford Memorial Meeting of the Century, Century Rooms (New York, November 19, 1880), p. 10. cat. 59

John F. Weir, A Memorial Catalogue of the Paintings of Sanford Robinson Gifford, N.A., exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1881), p. 42, cat. 644

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 304

Kevin J. Avery and Franklin Kelly, ed., Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York; New Haven and London, 2003), p. 218, n. 8

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 223, under cat. 174

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