The Artist Sketching
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.15
People
William Sidney Mount, American (Setauket, NY 1807 - 1868 Setauket, NY)
Title
The Artist Sketching
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1855
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on artist's board
Dimensions
23.5 x 16.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
framed: 59.1 x 52.1 cm (23 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: Stamps: two stamps in black on verso of composite board: "K PHOTO"
  • inscription: Inscription: in pencil on verso "property of Victor + Nina Sparks" CA5469
  • label: Sticker: No.56843 PICTURE
Provenance
Victor Spark, New York; Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, New York, c. 1960s-1980; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York; Sarah Mleczko Fine Art, New York; private collection, 1994-2001; Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 2001, "American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture," New York, lot 99; Richard Manoogian Collection, Detroit, 2001-2007; Michael Altman Fine Art, New York, 2007-2008.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Daniel A. Pollack, Class of 1960, American Art Acquisition Fund
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.15
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Intimate American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, exh. cat. (Rockland, Maine, 1960), cat. 3

Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., The American Painting Collection of Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, exh. cat. (New York, 1970), p. 49, cat. 82

Margaret V. Wall, The Mount Brothers: An Exhibition, exh. cat. (Stony Brook, Long Island, 1974), cat. 94

Alfred V. Frankenstein, William Sidney Mount (New York, 1975), p. 324, pl. 122

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, auct. cat. (New York, NY, 2001), lot. 99

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), pp. 351-52, cat. 317, ill.

Exhibition History

The Mount Brothers: An Exhibition, The Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook, 08/23/1947 - 09/28/1947

Intimate American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 08/04/1960 - 09/04/1960

The American Paintings Collection of Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth: An Exhibition for the Benefit of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., 11/10/1970 - 11/28/1970

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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