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Harriet Leavens (1802-1830)

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American (Colebrook, CT 1788 - 1865 Curtisville, MA)
Harriet Leavens (1802-1830), c. 1815
Painting
American
,
19th century
Oil on canvas
144.8 x 71.1 cm (57 x 28 in.)
frame: 154.6 x 80.7 x 6 cm (60 7/8 x 31 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harriet Anna Niel
, 1945.27
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
label: Labels: Whitney Museum (1980); Museum of American Folk Art (1994); Fogg Color in Art exhibit; City Library Association, Springfield; MFA Boston (4/1948); University of Chicago Smart Gallery.
Provenance
Descent through the family from the sitter's parents, Joseph and Waitstill Peck Leavens, Lansingburgh, NY; to their daughter, Anna Maullin Niel; to her granddaughter, Harriet Anna Niel; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1945
Bibliography
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From Colony to Nation: Exhibition of American Painting, Silver, and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1949), p. 15, ill. p. 65, no. 11

"[Unidentified article]", Magazine of Art (April 1950), vol. 43, no. 4, p. 152

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Exhibition History
From Colony to Nation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/20/1949 - 06/19/1949
Rediscovered Painters of Upstate New York, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, 06/14/1958 - 09/15/1958, no. 14
Highlights from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/30/1964 - 03/01/1964
Centennial Exhibition of the Works of Ammi Phillips, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 10/31/1965 - 03/01/1966
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967, 8
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
Travelling exhibition, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 10/14/1968 - 12/02/1968; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, 12/09/1968 - 01/07/1969
Ammi Phillips: Portrait Painter, 1788-1865, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, 12/09/1968 - 01/07/1969, 23
Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974
Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977
Kaleidoscope of American Painting: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 12/02/1977 - 01/22/1978, 20
Revisiting Ammi Phillips: Fifty Years of American Portraiture, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 02/05/1994 - 04/17/1994; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, 07/09/1994 - 09/04/1994; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, 10/08/1994 - 12/31/1994
The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001
American Folk Art, Museum of Early American Folk Art, New York, 10/19/1966 - 11/20/1966
Ammi Phillips: Portrait Painter, 1788-1865, Museum of American Folk Art, 10/14/1968 - 12/01/1968, 23
American Folk Painters of Three Centuries, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 02/25/1980 - 05/18/1980
HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009
HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture (Spring 2010), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/05/2010 - 05/09/2010