Still Life With Watermelon
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.4
People
Sarah Miriam Peale, American (Philadelphia, PA 1800-1885 Philadelphia, PA)
Raphaelle Peale, American (Annapolis, MD 1774 - 1825 Philadelphia, PA)
Title
Still Life with Watermelon
Other Titles
Former Title: Still Life--Water-melon, etc.
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1822
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Location
Level 2, Room 2410, South Arcade
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
46.4 x 67 cm (18 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)
frame: 63.5 x 85.7 x 7.6 cm (25 x 33 3/4 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Sarah M. Peale 1822
Provenance
Norman Hirschl, New York, NY, 1951; private collector, New York, NY; Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Daniel A. Pollack, Class of 1960, American Art Acquisition Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.4
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Anna Wells Rutledge, Cumulative Record of Exhibition Catalogues: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1807-1870; The Society of Artists, 1800-1814; The Artists’ Fund Society, 1835-1845. (Philadelphia, PA, 1955), p. 169, no. 452

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 18

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 136

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. 35, 395-97, cat. 358, ill.

Exhibition History

Eleventh Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 05/01/1822 - 05/31/1822

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

GenEd US12 American Encounters: Art, Contact, and Conflict, 1560-1860 (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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