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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2021.184
People
Thomas Couture, French (Senlis (Oise) 1815 - 1879 Villiers-le-Bel)
Title
Self Portrait or Portrait of a Man
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1850
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/370167
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
42 × 33.8 cm (16 9/16 × 13 5/16 in.)
framed: 62.8 × 54.7 cm (24 3/4 × 21 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left of stretcher, black stamped: 3456
  • collector's mark: verso, upper left of canvas, stamped, : COLLECTION / M [illegible text]
  • label: verso, upper left of stretcher, printed text, cut from Manzi sale (Manzi, Joyant & Cie, March 13-14, 1919) : COUTURE / 28 Portrait de l'Artiste par lui-même / Il est vu de trois quarts à gauche. / Signé: T. C. Haut. 61 cent.; larg. 31 cent.
  • inscription: verso, right side of stretcher, graphite: No. 22
  • inscription: verso, center stretcher, graphite?: [obscured marks?]
Provenance
Michel Manzi, Paris, sale [Galerie Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Paris, March 13-14, 1919, lot 28]. [Unidentified dealer, Waldorf Astoria, New York], sold; to Arthur K. Solomon, Cambridge, by 1968 [1]; The Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Trust, bequest; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021

Notes
[1] Painting was lent to the Fogg Museum in 1968
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Collection
Accession Year
2021
Object Number
2021.184
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Tableaux, pastels, aquarelles, dessins . . . composant la collection de feu M. Manzi, auct. cat., Manzi, Joyant & Cie (Paris, March 13-14, 1919), lot 28

Arthur K. Solomon, Marjorie B. Cohn, Angela Creager, and Robert Köhler, Arthur Kaskel Solomon: Transcripts of Interviews Sponsored by the Oral History Committee, Harvard Medical School, 1993-1995 (Boston, 1997), pp. 430-431

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