Lily
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1925.5.1
People
Charles Demuth, American (Lancaster PA 1883 - 1935 Lancaster PA)
Title
Lily
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1923
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 45.9 x 30.1 cm (18 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Graphite, l.l.: C Demuth / 1923
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper and black ink, handwritten: cat. #83
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper and black ink, typed: Demuth / Obj. 93 / Box 42
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper and black ink, stamped and typed
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper and black ink, printed and typed: Catalogue no. DR.87.337.1
Provenance
[Daniel Gallery, New York New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1925.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
1925
Object Number
1925.5.1
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Emily Farnham, "Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology and Works" (Thesis, Ohio State University, 1959), Ohio State University, no. 468

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 135, ill.

Donelson F. Hoopes, American Watercolor Painting, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1977), ill. p. 165

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Fine Arts Guild, 1935, Fine Arts Guild, Cambridge, 11/29/1935 - 12/07/1935

American Watercolors from the Museum's Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/01/1936 - 02/29/1936

Unidentified Watercolor Exhibition, Winchester Art Association, 1940, Winchester Art Association, Winchester, 11/29/1939 - 12/31/1939

Americans of Our Times, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, 07/01/1956 - 09/12/1956

Works of Charles Demuth, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 09/24/1966 - 11/06/1966

The Mechanical Encrusted on the Living, The Phillips Collection, Washington, 01/19/1972 - 02/29/1972; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 03/19/1972 - 04/16/1972; University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 10/05/1971 - 11/07/1971; University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, 11/22/1971 - 01/03/1972

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Unidentified Exhibition, Lincoln Laboratory, 1975, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, 04/01/1975 - 08/31/1975

Charles Demuth, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 02/25/1988 - 04/24/1988; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, 05/08/1988 - 07/10/1988; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 10/14/1987 - 01/17/1988

American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted