Diana on a Chase

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American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Diana on a Chase, 1805
Former Title: Landscape, Diana on a Chase
Former Title: Diana in the Chase
Former Title: Diana and Her Nymphs in the Chase
Former Title: Swiss Scenery
Former Title: Alpine Scenery
19th century
Oil on canvas
163.8 x 241.3 cm (64 1/2 x 95 in.)
framed: 206.4 x 285.8 x 12.7 cm (81 1/4 x 112 1/2 x 5 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edward W. Moore
, 1956.62
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: l.r.: W. Allston Pinx. Roma
Loammi Baldwin, 1832; Isaac Davis, 1843; Mrs. Algernon Coolidge, Boston, MA, 1947; to her daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Moore, Cambridge, MA, 1956; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1956.
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Moses Foster Sweetser, Allston, (Boston, MA, 1879), p. 72

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Jared B. Flagg, The Life and Letters of Washington Allston, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY, 1892), p. 145

James Thrall Soby and Dorothy C. Miller, Romantic Painting in America, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1943), pp. 13, 52-53, cat. 3, ill. p. 52

Kathleen Coburn, "Notes on Washington Allston, from the Unpublished Notebooks of S. T. Coleridge", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (April 1944), vol. XXV, no. 926, pp. 249-252, ill. p. 251, fig. 2

Edgar P. Richardson, American Romantic Painting, ed. Robert Freund E. Weyhe (New York, NY, 1944), p. 23, no. 14, ill.

Edgar P. Richardson, Washington Allston, 1779-1843, a loan exhibition of paintings, drawings and memorabilia, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1947), no. 7, ill. p. 16

Elizabeth H. Jones, "Washington Allston's Painting Technique and His Place in the Coloristic Tradition", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, May 1947), Unpublished, pp. 1-17 passim

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Anna Wells Rutledge, Cumulative Record of Exhibition Catalogues: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1807-1870; The Society of Artists, 1800-1814; The Artists’ Fund Society, 1835-1845., (Philadelphia, PA, 1955), p. 15, no. 20

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Volume 2, 1804-1808, ed. Kathleen Coburn Pantheon Books (New York, NY, 1957), pp. ix, 2830-2834, ill. fig. v

Benjamin Rowland, "'Diana in the Chase' by Washington Allston", Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1955-56, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1957), pp. 48, 61, ill p. 49

William H. Gerdts, "Washington Allston and the German Romantic Classicists in Rome", The Art Quarterly (Summer 1969), vol. XXXII, no. 2, pp. 167-196, pp. 170, 173,184, 188, fig. 4

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Carol Troyen, The Boston Tradition: American Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat., American Federation of Arts (New York, NY, 1980), p. 14

Bryan Jay Wolf, Romantic Re-Vision: Culture and Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century American Painting and Literature, The University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL and London, England, 1982), pp. 62-64, fig. 19

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Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Carol Troyen and Trevor J. Fairbrother, A New World: Masterpieces of American Painting, 1760-1910, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1983), p. 214, 215

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 184, cat. 209, ill.

Marcia Briggs Wallace, "Washington Allston's Moonlit Landscape", ed. Irma B. Jaffe Fordham University Press (New York, 1989), pp. 89-92, fig. 45, fig. 46 det

Kathleen Nicholson, Turner's Classical Landscapes: Myth and Meaning, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1990), pp. 24-26, fig. 19

Elinor S. Shaffer, "Illusion and Imagination: Derrida's Parergon and Coleridge's Aid to Reflection. Revisionary Readings of Kantian Formalist Aesthetics", Aesthetic Illusion: Theoretical and Historical Approaches, ed. Frederick Burwick and Walter Pape, Walter de Gruyter and Co. (Berlin and New York, 1990), pp. 138-157, pp. 152-155, fig. 17

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., William H. Gerdts, Erica E. Hirshler, Fred Licht and William L. Vance, The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Boston, MA and New York, NY, 1992), pp. 172-174, cat. 10, ill.

Nathalia Wright, ed., The Correspondence of Washington Allston, The University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY, 1993), pp. 40, 43-44, 56, 59, 65, 69, 74-75, 83, 98-99, 131, 133-34, 538, 545, 559, 576, 614

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Jane Turner, The Encyclopedia of American Art before 1914, Macmillan Publishers Limited (London, England, 2000), pp. 8-9, ill p. 9

Andrew Wilton and Tim Barringer, American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London and Princeton, NJ, 2002), p. 20, fig. 8

Gurion Taussig, Coleridge and the Idea of Friendship, 1789-1804, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 2002), pp. 316-317

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 138

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Erica E. Hirshler, "Pittori americani dell'Ottocento nella 'Grande Universita d'Arte' italiana", exh. cat., Linea d'Ombra (2008), p. 163, ill. opp. p. 159

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Exhibition History
[Washington Allston exhibition], Merchant Tailors' Hall, Bristol, 07/01/1814 - 07/31/1814, no. 8
Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 05/01/1818 - 05/31/1818, 20
Sixth Exhibition of Paintings in the Athenaeum Gallery, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, 01/01/1832 - 12/31/1832
Romantic Painting in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 01/01/1943 - 12/31/1943, no. 3
Washington Allston, 1779-1843: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Memorabilia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 07/17/1947 - 08/24/1947
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 30
Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977
The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 09/16/1992 - 12/13/1992, no. 10; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 05/16/1993 - 08/08/1993, no. 10
Washington Allston, 1779-1843: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Memorabilia, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/11/1947 - 06/15/1947
"A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 12/12/1979 - 02/03/1980, 11; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 02/28/1980 - 04/27/1980, 11
The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 02/03/1993 - 04/11/1993, no. 10
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011