Portrait Of An Old Woman
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1981.19
People
Christian Seybold, German (Mainz 1690 or 1697 - 1768 Vienna)
Previously attributed to Balthasar Denner, German (1685 - 1749)
Title
Portrait of an Old Woman
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1749-1750
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on copper
Dimensions
37.2 x 29.2 cm (14 5/8 x 11 1/2 in.)
framed: 55.8 x 47.6 x 6 cm (21 15/16 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Lord Ullswater.
Edward Speelman Ltd., London, Sold to the Fogg Art Museum, 1981.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alfred Jaretzki Fund
Accession Year
1981
Object Number
1981.19
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper 1575-1775, exh. cat., Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (Oxford, England, 1999), Pp. 284-286

Exhibition History

German Painting 1760-1960: A New Installation, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/1983 - 02/19/1984

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/2008 - 03/02/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 1), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 09/13/2008 - 10/19/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/02/2009 - 10/12/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/2010 - 10/09/2010

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 09/06/2011 - 10/01/2011

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu