Fish (Decorative Panel)

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American (New York, NY 1835 - 1910 Providence, RI)
Fish (Decorative Panel), 1865
19th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on wood panel
60.3 x 44.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)
frame: 81.3 x 65.4 x 1.3 cm (32 x 25 3/4 x 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.138
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: u.c.: Jno Lafarge MDCCCLXV
Aimee (Mrs. George L.) Heins, sister of the artist; her sale to Doll and Richards, Boston, MA, 1913; their sale to Mrs. Richard Stokes, New York, by 1934; her sale to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
George Parsons Lathrop, "John La Farge", Scribner's Monthly (February 1881), vol. XXI, pp. 503-17, 513

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, An Exhibition of the Work of John La Farge, exh. cat., Blanchard Press, Inc. (New York, NY, 1936), pl. 17, reproduced in b/w

Ruth B. Katz, "La Farge as Painter and Critic", (Ph.D. Diss., Radcliffe College, 1951), Unpublished and Harvard University

Helen Barbara Weinberg, "John La Farge and the Decoration of Trinity Church, Boston", Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (December 1974), vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 323-53, pps. 323-353, reproduced b/w fig. 1, p. 323

Henry B. Adams, "A La Farge Decorative Project", (Thesis, Yale University, 1976)

Helen Barbara Weinberg, "The Decorative Work of John La Farge", (Thesis, Columbia University, 1977), Garland Press, pp. 41-42, n. 3, 323

Kathleen A. Foster, "The Still-Life Paintings of John La Farge", American Art Journal (Summer 1979), no. 11, pp. 4-37, pps. 4-37; reproduced [incorrectly] b/w, fig. 11, p. 23

Henry B. Adams, "“A Fish by John La Farge”", Art Bulletin (June 1980), vol. LXII, no. 2, pp. 269-80, pps. 269-280, reproduced fig. 1

Henry B. Adams, "“John La Farge and Japan”", Apollo (February 1984), pp.120-29, reproduced p. 125, no. 14

Henry B. Adams, "“John La Farge's Discovery of Japanese Art”", The Art Bulletin, Art Bulletin (September 1985), pp.449-85, reproduced b/w, fig. 37, p. 473

Natalie Spassky, Linda Bantel, Doreen Bolger Burke, Meg Perlman and Amy L. Walsh, American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume II: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1816 and 1845, ed. Kathleen Luhrs The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Princeton University Press (New York, 1985), p. 406

Doreen Bolger Burke, In Pursuit of Beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1986), reproduced b/w, fig. 9.10, p. 306

Dorinda Evans, "Albert Pinkham Ryder's Use of Visual Sources", Winterthur Portfolio (Spring 1986), vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 21-40, pp. 34-35, fig. 13

James L. Yarnall, Nature Vivante: The Still Lifes of John La Farge, exh. cat., Jordan-Volpe Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1995), pp. 122-123, reproduced b/w fig 24, p. 122

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. 186-87, cat. no. 144, reproduced in color, p. 186

Exhibition History
Unidentified Exhibition, Allston Club, 1866, Allston Club, Boston, 01/01/1866 - 12/31/1866, no. 89
Annual Exhibition, 1867, National Academy of Design, New York, 01/01/1867 - 12/31/1867, no. 150
Unidentified Exhibition, Cincinnati Academy, 1868, Cincinnati Academy, Cincinnati, 01/01/1868 - 12/31/1868, no. 45
Unidentified Exhibition, Yale School of Fine Arts, 1971, Yale University School of Fine Arts, New Haven, 01/01/1871 - 12/31/1871, no. 80
Unidentified Exhibition, Cottier's Gallery, Cottier's Gallery, 01/01/1875 - 12/31/1875
Unidentified Exhibition, MFA Boston, 1883, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/01/1883 - 12/31/1883
An Exhibition of the Work of John La Farge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 03/23/1936 - 04/26/1936, no. 17
Unidentified Exhibition, Society of American Artists, 1883, Society of American Artists, 01/01/1883 - 12/31/1883, no. 74
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004 -
American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013