Rock of Ages

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American (Fürth, Germany 1823 - 1909 Vienna, VA)
Rock of Ages, 1876
19th century
Oil on canvas
123.3 x 70.5 cm (48 9/16 x 27 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
, 1895.695
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: l.l.: J.A. Oertel / 1876. / [monogram] JAOe
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.
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.