© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.17
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Mensuration: Drawing to Illustrate a Geometry Problem (IV)
Other Titles
Former Title: Mensuration: Man Dancing on a Keg; verso: Mensuration: A Building
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1796-1800
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
23.7 x 18.8 cm (9 5/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Provenance
To the artist's wife Martha Dana Allston at his death, 1843; to the Washington Allston Trust, 1862.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from The Washington Allston Trust
Object Number
8.1955.17
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana, "Allston at Harvard 1796 to 1800", Cambridge Historical Society. Publications, Proceedings for the Year 1943 (Cambridge, MA, 1948), vol. 29, ill. p.

Thomas W. Leavitt, "Washington Allston at Harvard", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, April 21, 1956), vol. 58, no. 13, p. 551

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 215A, reproduced in b/w fig. 537; verso, no. 215B, fig. 538

William H. Gerdts and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843), exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1979), p. 202, cat. 71, ill.

Exhibition History

"A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston (1779-1843), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 12/12/1979 - 02/03/1980; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 02/28/1980 - 04/27/1980

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, The Hunterian Art Gallery, 03/23/2018 - 06/24/2018

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