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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.267
People
Alfonso Ossorio, American (Manila, The Philippines 1916 - 1990 East Hampton, NY)
Title
The Wracked Child
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1949
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/58253
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, crayon, and wax on blue wove paper, faded to white
Technique
Wax resist
Dimensions
46.8 x 57.4 cm (18 7/16 x 22 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back of frame, paper and black ink, printed and inscribed: THE CREEKS EAST HAMPTON NEW YORK / Mail: Box 70 Wainscott N.Y. 11975 / [in black ink:] "Wracked Child" Ossorio 1949 / Love to Siena & Eric / Dec. 1st 1986. On small label taped to this label, black ink: 1372 / D [Frederic Ossorio's catalogue number]
  • inscription: verso, center, black ink, inscribed, in artist's hand: Alfonso Ossorio '49
  • inscription: verso, bottom center, graphite: 1 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, top center, graphite, inscribed: [directional arrow]
  • watermark: lower left: C. WILMOT
Provenance
Alfonso Ossorio, East Hampton, New York, sold; to Frederic and Siena Ossorio, Boulder, Colorado, 1986, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Frederic and Siena Ossorio
Copyright
© Ossorio Foundation
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.267
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Scott Homolka, "Horror Vacui and the Process of Expression: A Technical Explanation of Drawings by Alfonso Ossorio" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2004), Unpublished, pp. 1-19 passim

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