Study For
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.168
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Study for "History," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1916 - 1921
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
114.3 x 114.3 cm (45 x 45 in.)
framed: 118.1 x 118.1 x 3.8 cm (46 1/2 x 46 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Provenance
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; gift of Violet Ormond to the School of Architecture [later part of Graduate School of Design], Harvard University, c. 1930; transferred to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (assumed to be a Gift of Emily Sargent and Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent)
Accession Year
1994
Object Number
1994.168
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
See related Fogg Art Museum drawings: 1931.166, 1931.167, 1929.299.
Publication History

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 339-40, cat. 357, ill. p. 340

"Corporation Records", Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, March 1931), vol. XXXIX, p. 363

Exhibition History

The Sargent Collection of Studies and Preliminary Work for Decorations in the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 05/01/1927 - 12/31/1927

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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