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Study for "History," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Study for "History," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1916 - 1921
Painting
American
,
20th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
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.)
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)
, 1994.168
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Description
See related Fogg Art Museum drawings: 1931.166, 1931.167, 1929.299.
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.
Bibliography
"Corporation Records", Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, March 1931), vol. XXXIX, p. 363

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

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