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The Miraculous Translation of the Body of Saint Catherine of Alexandria to Sinai

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Austrian (Nauders, Austria 1815 - 1894 Vienna, Austria)
The Miraculous Translation of the Body of Saint Catherine of Alexandria to Sinai, 1860
Former Title: Ascension of St. Catherine
Former Title: St. Catherine Carried by the Angels
Painting
Austrian
,
19th century
Oil on canvas
105 x 143 cm (41 5/16 x 56 5/16 in.)
framed: 126.3 x 165 x 9.6 cm (49 3/4 x 64 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Melvin R. Seiden Purchase Fund
, 1992.288
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
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Marks
signed: l.r.: C. Blaas 1860
exhibition label: back of frame, paper, printed and handwritten: Boston Athenaeum / National Sailors' Fair / [gives title and artist] / Owner's address: Mrs. [ ] E. Thayer / Brookline
label: back of frame, black marker on masking tape, handwritten: GROSSMAN 5 ANGELS CARRYING YOUNG GIRL / INTO HEAVEN
Provenance
Mrs. J. E. Thayer, (1864). [Daniel Grossman Gallery, New York, NY, sold]; to [Seiden and de Cuevas, later Vermeer Associates Limited, sold]; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1992.
Bibliography
Catalogue of paintings and statuary exhibited for the benefit of the National Sailors' fair, exh. cat., Boston Athenaeum (Boston, MA, 1864), No. 282

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, F. v. Boetticher (Dresden, Germany, 1891 - 1901), p. 104, no. 13

Exhibition History
Pre-Modern Art of Vienna, 1848-1898, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 05/12/1987 - 07/11/1987
National Sailors' Fair, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, 01/01/1864 - 12/31/1864, No. 282
Pre-Modern Art of Vienna, 1848-1898, Blum Art Institute, New York, 07/20/1987 - 09/18/1987; DePree Art Center and Gallery, Holland, 10/02/1987 - 11/29/1987; Bass Museum, Miami Beach, 12/15/1987 - 01/31/1988
Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the 19th Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/13/1996 - 07/21/2002