Ocean Sunrise
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1961.170
People
John Appleton Brown, American (W. Newbury, MA 1844 - 1902 New York, NY)
Title
Ocean Sunrise
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1880s
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pastel on brown paperboard
Dimensions
55.4 x 45.9 cm (21 13/16 x 18 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.l.: J. Appleton Brown
  • inscription: verso, graphite: J. K. Paine
  • stamp: verso, black ink, stamped: MADE IN FRANCE
  • stamp: verso, black ink, stamped: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1855 / MENTION HONORABLE / PAPIER, CARTON, CHASSIS, TOILES / ANTI-PONCE pour le PASTEL / P.L. Breveté PARIS / MARQUE DÉPOSÉE [Craigen Bowen of Paper Conservation notes that the Honorable Mention referred to here was won by the paper itself, not the drawing]
Provenance
Professor John Knowles Paine; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; transferred to the Fogg Art Museum, 1961.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Harvard University Collections
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
1961.170
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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. 56, cat. 30

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, International Student Association, 1964, International Student Association, Cambridge, 09/29/1964 - 11/30/1964

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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