Leander's Tower on the Bosporus

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American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Leander's Tower on the Bosporus, 1876
Former Title: Leander's Tower on the Bosphorus
Former Title: In the Bosphorus
19th century
Oil on canvas
48.4 x 99.4 cm (19 1/16 x 39 1/8 in.)
frame: 77.5 x 128.3 x 11.4 cm (30 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
, 1895.716
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: l.r.: S R Gifford, 1876
Purchased by William Hayes Fogg, New York, NY, before 1877; his bequest to his wife, Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1884; her bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1895.
John F. Weir, A Memorial Catalogue of the Paintings of Sanford Robinson Gifford, N.A., exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1881), no. 645

Nikolai Cikovsky, Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), exh. cat., University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, 1970), p. 77, no. 57, ill.

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. 80, ill.

John Wilmerding, ed., The Genius of American Painting, William Morrow & and Company (New York, 1973), pp. 143-145, ill. p. 144

Ila Weiss, "Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)", (PhD Diss., Columbia University, 1975), Xerox University Microfilms, pp. 320, 321; pl IX C 1, p. 593

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 304, ill. p. 303

Kevin J. Avery and Franklin Kelly, ed., Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford, exh. cat., ed. Kevin J. Avery and Franklin Kelly Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York; New Haven and London, 2003), p. 216, cat. 59, ill.

Kimberly Orcutt, "Personal Collecting Meets Institutional Vision: The Origins of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum", Journal of the History of Collections (2006), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 267-284, p. 270; p. 272, fig. 4, p. 274

Sandra Kelberlau, "How One Landscape-Painter Paints: The Technique of Sanford Robinson Gifford", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, June 2006), Unpublished, pp. 1-8 passim

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 163

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 26, 223-225, cat 174, ill.

Exhibition History
Annual Exhibition, 1877, National Academy of Design, New York, 01/01/1877 - 12/31/1877
175th Anniversary Celebration Honoring William Hayes Fogg Family, Berwick Academy, S. Berwick, 10/21/1966 - 10/23/1966
Sanford Robinson Gifford, 1823-1880, University of Texas at Austin Art Museum, Austin, 11/01/1970 - 11/30/1970; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, 01/01/1971 - 01/31/1971; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 02/01/1971 - 03/31/1971
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 80
Sanford Robinson Gifford, 1823-1880, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/07/2003 - 02/08/2004; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 03/06/2004 - 05/16/2004; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/27/2004 - 09/26/2004
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011