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, 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

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted