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The Dawn

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American (New York, NY 1835 - 1910 Providence, RI)
The Dawn, 1899
Former Title: Dawn on the Edge of Night
Painting
American
,
19th-20th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
79.1 x 85.1 cm (31 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
frame: 93.4 x 98.4 x 5.1 cm (36 3/4 x 38 3/4 x 2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
, 1939.90
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
Consigned by the artist to Doll and Richards, Boston, MA, 1899; their sale to Mrs. Roland C. Lincoln, 1900; her sale, American Art Association, New York, 1920; purchased at that sale by Scott and Fowles, New York; their sale to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, 1930s; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Bibliography
Cecilia Waern, John La Farge, Artist and Writer, (London and New York, 1896), pp. 43-44

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, An Exhibition of the Work of John La Farge, exh. cat., Blanchard Press, Inc. (New York, NY, 1936), no. 24, reproduced

Royal Cortissoz, "John La Farge and his Original Traits", New York Herald Tribune (New York, NY, March 29, 1936), section V, p. 10, p. 10

Josephine L. Allen, "Exhibition of the Work of John La Farge", The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, April 1936), vol. XXXI, no. 4, pp. 74-78, p. 77

Ann Hamilton Sayre, "The Complete Work of John La Farge at the Metropolitan", Art News (March 28, 1936), pp. 5-6, 12, pp. 5-6, 10

"Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, class of 1886", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, January 1939), vol. XI, no. 1, p. 19, p. 19

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. 206, cat. no. 158, reproduced in color

James L. Yarnall, John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study, Ashgate Publishing Company (Burlington, VT, 2012), pp. xiii, 220-221, repr. p. 220 as fig. 8.9

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), pp. 471-72, cat. 206, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), pp. 457-58, cat. 206, ill.

Exhibition History
Unidentified Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, 1899, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 01/01/1899 - 12/31/1899, no. 135
Unidentified Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1921, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 01/01/1921 - 12/31/1921, no. 87
An Exhibition of the Work of John La Farge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 03/23/1936 - 04/26/1936, no. 24
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 206; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 206
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 -