Rock Of Ages
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1895.695
People
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, American (Fürth, Germany 1823 - 1909 Vienna, VA)
Title
Rock of Ages
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1876
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
123.3 x 70.5 cm (48 9/16 x 27 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: J.A. Oertel / 1876. / [monogram] JAOe
Provenance
Acquired by William Hayes Fogg, New York; his bequest to his wife, Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1884; her bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1895.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
Accession Year
1895
Object Number
1895.695
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

J.F. Oertel, A Vision Realized: A Life Story of Rev. J.A. Oertel, D.D., Artist, Priest, Missionary (Milwaukee, WI, 1917), ill. p. 69

Kimberly Orcutt, "Personal Collecting Meets Institutional Vision: The Origins of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum", Journal of the History of Collections (2006), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 267-284, pp. 270, 274, fig. 6, p. 276

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 362-63, cat. 327, ill.

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