Niagara Falls
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1939.251
People
Sarah Wyman Whitman, American (Baltimore, MD 1842 - 1904 Boston, MA)
Title
Niagara Falls
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1898
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pastel on beige wove paper, attached to canvas wrapped around stretcher
Dimensions
46.7 x 43.4 cm (18 3/8 x 17 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: white pastel, l.l.: SW [in monogram in heart]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: No 7
Provenance
Mary C. Wheelwright, Boston, MA; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mary C. Wheelwright
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
1939.251
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Erica E. Hirshler, A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston 1870-1940, exh. cat., MFA Publications (Boston, MA, 2001), p. 36, pl. 5

Erica E. Hirshler, "Women Artists at Trinity: Sarah Wyman Whitman and Margaret Redmond", The Makers of Trinity Church in the City of Boston, ed. James O'Gorman, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA, 2004), fig. 9-2

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 444, cat. no. 469, reproduced in color

Exhibition History

A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston 1870-1940, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 08/15/2001 - 12/02/2001

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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