The Message

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American (Charleston, SC 1841 - 1919 Ellenville, NY)
The Message, 1893
19th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on board
23.5 x 30.5 cm (9 1/4 x 12 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Theodore E. Stebbins Jr.
, 2003.279
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: l.r. E. L. Henry 93
Gift of the artist to Beers Brothers, framers; gift of one of the brothers to his daughter; her gift to William Beers Crowell, her son; his gift to Gilbert Gabriel; his sale to Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, New York; private collection; Alexander Gallery, New York; their sale to Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., 1999; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 2003.
Elizabeth McCausland, "The Life and Work of Edward Henry Lamson N.A., 1841-1919", New York State Museum Bulletin, University of the State of New York (Albany, NY, September 1945), no. 339, No. A-258, p. 292

Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., The American Painting Collection of Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, exh. cat., (New York, 1970), p. 31, no. 46

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. 140, cat. 104, ill.

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. 35

Exhibition History
Harvard Collects American Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/09/2003 - 02/22/2004
Tangible Things, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, 01/24/2011 - 05/29/2011